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richardweaver

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Review for Ride On St. Louis, Inc., Kimmswick, MO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I was attracted to Ride On St. Louis after hearing a media story on equine assisted therapy and its benefits in Oregon. Since I started at ROSL, it has morphed into so much more. I’m a new ‘sidewalker’ that helps the clients remain positioned on their ride. It’s great to watch the children having fun while getting effective therapy. As a ‘maintenance’ volunteer, I have developed an appreciation for the uniqueness of each horse, in appearance, temperament and personality. Caring for the herd is itself cathartic. I can understand the benefits of that aspect of EAT for clients with post-traumatic stress. I have a lot to learn about our horses and the emotional and physical healing they promote. I am blessed and honored to be a part of Ride-On and will work to see it expand to impact the lives of children and veterans in the St. Louis area.

Role:  Volunteer