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Ride Like the Wind: Serving Special Needs in Weld County!
Believing each new day horses can bring healing and hope to families with special needs, inspired me to give time and money to establish HorseBuds Therapeutic Riding Center in Greeley, Colorado. Since 2011, I’ve worked without pay because of results like this: • An eight-year old boy with autism adds his second word to his vocabulary after riding a horse for the first time! • A young child ditches her walker to ride a 1000 lb horse independently. • A little boy tethered to an oxygen tank after finding new freedom on horseback, exclaims over and over, “Ride like the wind, Bullseye!” • A woman with difficulty walking, experiences exploring the countryside on horseback. • A child whispers to a scared horse, “I know what it’s like to be afraid.” • A man with autism verbalizes spontaneous speech during his first class, and overcomes his fear of horses to come out to ride, as well as volunteer weekly at the center.
#GivingTuesday could award a grant for $1,000-5,000 to HorseBuds Therapeutic Riding Center with your vote. Please vote and/or support us by donating online at www.horsebudstrc.org to help keep our riders riding!

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