Boots and Saddles, A New Therapeutic Riding Center Opens in Weld County
At Boots and Saddles there are no disabilities – there are only different riding abilities.
Hats off to Deb Michael for using her beautiful farm for a therapeutic riding facility near Greeley. Boots and Saddles Therapeutic Riding Center is a 501(c)3 non profit and all donations are tax deductible. They offer a team approach with horse, participant, instructor, parent and volunteer.
Why Boots and Saddles?
Boots and Saddles was started in response to a growing demand to serve special children and adult riders in an inclusive setting. Those who cannot walk…can run on horseback! Boots and Saddles TRC currently offers three programs:
- 1. Equine Assisted Activities—Therapeutic Riding
- 2. Horse Buddies—Family Play Dates
- 3. Wild about Horses (Program for At-Risk Children—ages 11-17)
They’ll also design a program that is suitable for the participant. Riders may assist with grooming and saddling to the ability they have and can develop.
Find out more at their Open House, Saturday, April 27th from 11 til 2. It’s free to attend, and will feature face painting, ponies, baby goats, tours. The address is 16696 WCR 70, Greeley CO 80631. (Take 392 to CR 33, go north to CR 70-then east)
On a personal note, I’ve used my Arabian horses ‘therapeutically’ for years. They help me
maintain what marbles I have left. Susan