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5121 Staley Road
Fort Myers
Florida 33905
USA
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Special Equestrians,Inc. is a local nonprofit organization which provides therapeutic horseback riding classes and equine assisted activities to children and adults with disabilities. Through their participation in our program, our riders learn to ride a horse, and so much more. They improve coordination of the mind, hands and legs, gain a sense of freedom and awareness of their bodies, develop and enhance social skills, and boost their self esteem. All classes are taught by instructors who are certified through the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH, Intl.)
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07/18/13
I have been volunteering at Special Equestrians since 2008. During my very first visit to Special Equestrians (I remember it was just like yesterday) I instantly fell in love with the program. Everything about it: the riders, volunteers, and horses seemed to be unlike anything I had ever ... more »
06/28/13
This is a wonderful organization that benefits everyone touched by it! Having been a volunteer for 5 years, I quickly became in awe of the relationships,and successes, that develop between caring, well trained horse handlers and horse riders. Trust, advancement, {and fun} are wonderful qualities ... more »
05/29/13
I started to volunteer with this wonderful program last year. The benefits to the riders is evident each week. You can see the improvements in motor skills, social skills and all-around well being every time they come to the sessions. The instructors are so dedicated and truly excited for each ... more »
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