Thursday, June 10, 2010
I had the opportunity to meet this week with members of H.O.R.S.E.S. Inc. This is a wonderful organization. The members are part of the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA) Therapeutic Horseback Riding Center designed for individuals with physical, mental, or emotional challenges. They are a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization that is run entirely on grants, donations and with the assistance of volunteers.
Their instructors are certified by NARHA through a stringent training course and continuing education. Classes are designed for the needs of each individual. They also have a licensed Physical Therapist and offer Hippo Therapy, which is physical therapy on horseback using the horse as a tool to achieve maximum benefit for the rider.
They are expanding their services to include Speech and Occupational Therapy. If you are interested in finding out about their services, volunteering (you and your horse), or working as a licensed therapist go to their website:
to find out more about our organization!
H.O.R.S.E.S. Inc. will be participating in a booth at various County Fairs across Western Kentucky to promote their services and will be selling my cookbook “Favorite Recipes of Kentucky Celebrities” at their booth as a fundraiser.
For all the horse lovers out there the cookbook has a recipe for a cookie you can make for your horse. It was contributed by Old Friends Equine, which provides a home for retired racehorses. The horse that starred in Seabiscuit lives on the farm. The cookbook also has recipes from Kentucky Derby Museum, The Red Mile, Keeneland, and the singing Cowgirl Dale Evans.