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What It Takes to Be a Therapy Horse

What It Takes to Be a Therapy Horse

It isn’t hard to tell that a Thoroughbred racehorse looks different than the Shetland pony you had growing up, or that the horses you see in competitions seem to have a lot more energy than any horse you would want your toddler riding. Horses (and ponies) come in...
Who Does StableStrides Serve?

Who Does StableStrides Serve?

There’s little else that needs to be said about horses helping people, but how do horses help individuals of different ages or abilities? It is believed that the origin of theory around horses helping people can be traced back to Hippocrates (460 BC-370 BC), an...
A Volunteer’s Perspective

A Volunteer’s Perspective

By: Vicki, StableStrides Volunteer One day about three years ago I drove past a pasture with several horses grazing. They reminded me of the horses I knew as a child, and I felt a longing to reconnect in some way with horses, something I did not think possible since I...
What is Hippotherapy?

What is Hippotherapy?

You may have caught on, hippotherapy doesn’t involve hippopotamuses. So, what gives?   Hippo is the Greek word for horse. Hippotherapy refers to how therapists incorporate equine movement purposefully as a therapy tool during treatment...

StableStrides In The News

StableStrides is striving not just to improve the lives of individuals in their community, ranging from children with physical adaptive needs to veterans and active-duty service members from nearby military installations, but to promote equine therapy as a whole for...