Posted: Jun 18, 2012 11:38 AM by Bernie Riggs - KPAX News
Updated: Jun 18, 2012 11:38 AM
MISSOULA- Faith Therapeutic Riding Service, an organization provides supervised riding sessions for people with disabilities, put on a show for its riders over the weekend.
Rider Devlin Chilcote told us that riding is a great way to spend a nice day. "When the weather's nice [I] do pasture rides and do all kinds of fun stuff with the horses. And I like horses."
Participants had the chance to learn different aspects of horsemanship, including safety, grooming and riding Faith Therapeutic Riding Executive Director Kathryn Stahl says the opportunity to ride a horse is both a workout and a calming influence.
"They don't realize that they're getting therapy. They think it's just a fun thing because we do make it fun but when they get off the horses their whole body has gone through a workout and we've heard from parents of riders that it just changes their week when they come and ride with us," Stahl explained.
The service was founded in 2008 and consists solely of volunteer supervisors and horses. Click here to learn more about the program.