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.
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.
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.
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 […]
Check out Fly The Coop’s Veterans Day story about us here!
We are so excited to announce that Tracy Walkup received her PATH Int’l Registered Instructor certification last month! We are so proud of you, Tracy!
The Right Path has been blessed to receive some grants recently! We received $10,590 from the Founders of Doctors Hospital to purchase some new saddles and $2,500 from TransCanada Corporation!! Thank you so much! We couldn’t do it without our generous supporters!
Congratulations to Ronnie for Reserve Champion and Stephen for 4th place in the Heroes on Horses class at the National Snaffle Bit World Championship horse show! We are so proud of you guys!
Thanks to the Horses of Hope Center for providing such wonderful horses and to Jimmy Garrison and George Myrick for providing great mentorship for our riders. A big thanks to all the friends and families who came out to cheer them on too and to Beth Place of Winding P Farms Photography and Judy Smith for the pictures! A special thanks to the Disabled Veterans National Foundation for serving those who served and supporting this endeavor!
Our wonderful team of participants and volunteers braved the rain and mud to perform a demonstration at the Cushing rodeo. We were excited to have 2 of our veterans participate this year! You guys did a fantastic job!
Thank you, Beth, from Winding P Farms Photography for the pictures!
We are in need of 3 16″ or 17″ seat Circle Y western saddles before classes start in September.
If you have a saddle you would like to donate please call our office (918) 352-4110 or if you would to donate funds to help purchase the saddles please mark your donation “Saddle Purchase.”