Rolling Ridge Riding is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing FREE therapy based horseback riding and educational tutoring/instruction to physically, mentally, and emotionally challenged children in Rockingham County and surrounding areas.
Rolling Ridge Riding’s goal is to try to maximize the potential of all the children it serves in a fun, safe environment. Secondly, Rolling Ridge Riding provides a resource for youth and adult volunteer service programs. Rolling Ridge Riding was started in 2000 by a pediatric physical therapist.
Rolling Ridge Riding receives no tax dollars and is operated on donated funds and volunteer workers. The volunteer “staff” is comprised of licensed physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, educators, and many others. With the volunteers’ help, children are able to reach for their full potential and develop meaningful social interaction, & friendships. Special needs riders access free therapy and achieve amazing accomplishments. Many riders improve: head/trunk control; posture; learn to walk/talk; sit up; use their hands functionally; balance/coordination; stretch tight muscles; reduce high muscle tone. Children on the Rolling Ridge Riding Equestrian Team learn to ride horses and go on to compete in adaptive classes in horse shows.
If you would like to be a sponsor or volunteer, please contact Kathryn Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (336) 349-4702.
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“How much weight can a horse carry?
In my experience, a horse can carry an infinite amount.
They can carry the weight of broken hearts, broken homes, and broken bodies. Countless tears sometimes comb their tangled manes. Moments when parents and friends cannot be there to help and hold a person, horses embrace and empower. They carry physical, mental, and emotional handicaps. They carry hopes and dreams; and they will carry the stress from your day when you can’t carry it anymore.
They carry graduations, they carry new careers, they carry moves away from everything familiar, they carry marriages, they carry divorces, they carry funerals, they carry babys before they are born, and sometimes they carry the mothers who cannot carry their own baby. They carry mistakes, they carry joy, they carry the good and they carry the bad. They carry drugs and addictions, but they also carry the celebrations.
They will carry you to success when all you have felt is failure. They will carry you, never knowing the weight of your burdens and triumphs.
If you let them, they will carry you through life, and life is hard, life is heavy. But a horse will make you feel weightless under it all.”
-Written by Sage Sapergia