My Nonprofit Reviews
Jody Lynn M.
Review for Sarasota Manatee Association For Riding Therapy Inc, Bradenton, FL, USA
Fifteen years ago, I moved from a small farm in Georgia to Sarasota, where I couldn't afford to own my own farm. After boarding for a couple years, I realized I could not keep it up and needed to find my beloved horse Magic a wonderful forever home. I went out to SMART and loved what I saw. So I talked up my horse's excellent characteristics. He was - is - a kind gentleman, well-mannered and comfortable to ride. When the staff became excited to meet him, I had to add the kicker - Oh, yeah. He's also blind, as in he has no eyes.
That's Magic. He has become a well-loved horse at SMART and a reminder to all that different abilities need not keep anyone from a complete, talented, and satisfying life. Magic has worked with the children, with reading groups, and with veterans. He teaches everyone that with patience and kindness, you can overcome all kinds of obstacles. He was my competition horse in event, then dressage, for eight years. Now he's a hero at SMART.