Today is a pretty exciting day! We just made our first donation to an Equine Charity!
I decided to donate last months proceeds to a truly special organization that is local to Winter Park, FL called Freedom Ride. If you are local to the area, you may have heard about the fabulous work they do with Children and Adults who suffer from mental and physical disabilities including Spina Bifida, Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Autism, and Attention Deficit Disorder just to name a few. They are a non-profit 501(c)3 volunteer based organization that has PATH International certified instructors, experienced volunteers, and therapists who provide therapeutic horseback riding lessons to each individual.
Through working with horses, these riders not only get out of the typical office or classroom environment for therapy but they get to form emotional bonds with the horses, build confidence, establish trust, strengthen muscle, balance, and coordination. The facility is open 6 days per week Monday thru Saturday and see up to 70 riders per week! Their horses range in age, size, and breed but most importantly give unconditional love, gentleness, and patience to their riders. I strongly encourage you to check out their website for more in depth information about the amazing work they are doing and for additional donation/volunteer & sponsorship opportunities. www.freedomride.com