Equine-assisted Therapy

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Angie

On April 6, 2018, I stood in a college auditorium and scanned rows filled by my faculty colleagues, students, family, and friends—the people I most admire and want to respect me. Then I said something I never thought I’d utter aloud...

woman in wheelchair smiles next to black therapy horse at equine therapy barn

Pride

I have been riding at the REATH Center for two years now. It has become a big part of my life. When I was born, I was diagnosed with Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita (AMC), a congenital joint contracture in two or more areas of the body.

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Amrita's Story

Amrita was hearing impaired, non-verbal, and had complications with short-term memory. Therapeutic riding at Saddle Up! Nashville, along with a therapy horse named Copper, changed everything.

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Macey & Capri

Oct 17, 2003, a wreck with a drunk driver changed my life in a heartbeat. I went from being healthy and active to using a wheelchair...

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Hamilton

"From therapy lessons with children with cerebral palsy to teaching a beginner rider with a slight mental disability how to trot by themselves to competing in mid-level eventing, Hami does it all..."

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Smoke

"Smoke is a bay Quarter Horse and he is our go-to horse for beginner children at Lets Saddle Up..."

young rider sitting on a bay horse at therapeutic riding center surrounded by volunteers

Nemo

Nemo was an 11-year-old Welsh pony listed online for sale. The ad said he was a hunter/jumper pony, great temperament, and ridden by a child...

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Skye’s Story

Horses are gifted with sensitivity, honesty, and an incredible amount of grace. They have a way of touching the hearts of even the most troubled souls...