It will come as no surprise to anyone familiar with my paintings that I am a horse fancier. From my childhood, when my father drove a milk wagon pulled by a sturdy Percheron, I have had a spot in my heart for the horse. Marilyn and I have sponsored Applejack for twelve years at Pride Stables. Some of our small friends from KidsAbility also receive help at Pride.

 

 

 

Because of his naturally plump build, Applejack is perfect for children who have their lessons lying on his back. In many cases, those children will gradually learn to sit up with the help of volunteers.

 

 

 

 

 

Therapeutic riding uses horses as a medium of therapy. The combination of the horse’s movement, which simulates the human walking motion, and its higher body temperature serve to supply a passive heat massage to the rider’s muscles, thereby either relaxing spastic muscles or stimulating lax muscles. Riders also participate in exercises improving their muscle strength and flexibility in their upper body.

Since its establishment in 1973 and incorporation in 1974, Pride Stables has offered therapeutic horseback riding to persons with disabilities. They are a registered charity celebrating their 35th birthday in 2009!

 

  

 Pride Stables  Office Phone (519) 653-4686  (9:00 – 4:30 Monday through Friday) 

 

 

 

 

It will come as no surprise to anyone familiar with my paintings that I am a horse fancier. From my childhood, when my father drove a milk wagon pulled by a sturdy Percheron, I have had a spot in my heart for the horse. Marilyn and I have sponsored Applejack for twelve years at Pride Stables. Some of our small friends from KidsAbility also receive help at Pride.  
Because of his naturally plump build, Applejack is perfect for children who have their lessons lying on his back. In many cases, those children will gradually learn to sit up with the help of volunteers.