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Velvet’s Kindergarten Trip

Velvet loves visiting! She recently went and visited the kindergarten in Cushing. After listening to a story about a pony the kids enjoyed petting her and learning about therapy horses.

By |May 3rd, 2017|Blog, Horses, Literacy|0 Comments

2017 Horse Tales Literacy Project Field Days

The 2017 Field Days were a huge hit! We love doing these fun days for the kids!

By |April 17th, 2017|Blog, Events, Literacy|0 Comments

William’s Walk Memorial Trail Ride Fundraiser

The William’s Walk Memorial Trail Ride was a success! Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the William’s Walk Memorial Trail Ride!! We raised $4,087.38 to scholarship our riders!! We are so blessed to have your support!

You can view the story behind the ride here and the grand prize winner here.

By |April 14th, 2017|Blog, Events, Fundraiser, In Memory, Therapeutic Riding|0 Comments

Grand Prize Winner of the Trail Ride Giveaway

Here’s a live video we did from the trail ride as we were announcing the grand prize winner!!

 

By |April 12th, 2017|Blog, Fundraiser, Horses, In Memory|0 Comments

The Story Behind the Ride

Thank you to everyone who came to the trail ride!! We had such a great turn out and are grateful for your support!!

For those of you that don’t know our family here is a little bit about us:

By |April 12th, 2017|Blog, Fundraiser, Horses, In Memory|0 Comments

William’s Walk Memorial Trail Ride Silent Auction

The 1st Annual William’s Walk Memorial Trail Ride is coming up on April 8! We have some great items for the silent auction with more to come! Check them out! We also have three unpictured items: a certificate for a free infant massage ($95 value), horse trivet ($20 value), and a horseshoe hanger ($40 value)!

By |March 16th, 2017|Blog, Events, Fundraiser|0 Comments

KUSH Radio

Sarah, our office manager, was on KUSH Radio this morning talking about the William’s Walk Memorial Trail Ride and volunteering. You can watch the live video here.

By |March 3rd, 2017|Blog, Events, Fundraiser, In Memory, Therapeutic Riding|0 Comments

In Memory of Glenn Elliott

We were saddened to hear that one of our board members passed away on February 4, 2017. Glenn has served on our board since October 1999. He will be greatly missed! To read his full obituary click here.

By |February 15th, 2017|Blog, In Memory|0 Comments

2017 Horse Tales Literacy Project First Touch

Another great year for Horse Tales Literacy Project! We are excited to have 386 students participating this year! We took Blaze, Oreo, Skipper, and Velvet to visit Bristow, Cushing, Drumright and Oak Grove schools!

If you are interested in volunteering for our field days in April and May call the office at (918) 352-4110.

By |February 14th, 2017|Blog, Events, Horses, Literacy|0 Comments

7 Reasons Why Horseback Riding Is the Best Therapy

There’s no denying the freeing power of a good gallop – horseback riding is clearly the best therapy!
If you’ve ever climbed onto a horse at the end of a bad day, then you know how a long ride can turn that day right around. Horseback riding is known for being therapeutic, and there’s no one who would agree with this statement more than riders themselves.

But horseback riding is more than emotionally healing. It’s actually being used as a sort of physical therapy for disabled riders. The practice of equine-assisted therapy is growing, and people are benefiting from the incredible therapeutic value of the horse without ever stepping foot in the saddle. Horses are even being used to facilitate team building within business employees.
Still not convinced? Here are seven reasons why horseback riding is the best therapy.
7. Riding Demands Focus
There’s no better way than to forget about a problem than to mount up and begin riding. Horseback riding requires your complete focus – if your mind wanders, then you’ll soon find that your horse is wandering about, too.

Riding can give you a break from the worries of the outside world.
6. Riding Makes You Strong
When you ride, you have to be both physically and emotionally strong. Riding a horse requires intelligence and understanding, but it also requires you to stand up and take charge.

The strength that you develop through riding can be applied to other areas of your life, too.
5. Riding Teaches You Emotional Control
There’s no room in the saddle for fear or anger. As a rider, you will learn emotional control techniques which you can use in your overall life.
4. Riding Forces You to Be Patient
Sometimes in riding, you have to learn to sit back, take […]

By |December 29th, 2016|Blog, Horses, Therapeutic Riding|0 Comments
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