Angels on Horseback is 501(c)(3) nonprofit, with certified PATH Instructors, providing horsemanship opportunities to individuals with mental or physical disabilities.
Angels on Horseback offers therapeutic horseback riding and other equine activities that provide many physical benefits, including improved strength, flexibility, muscle tone and motor skill development. Their program also provides tremendous emotional benefits to our students, including a strong sense of belonging, self-confidence and happiness.
Their dedicated instructors are certified by PATH International and are trained to work with individuals with disabilities to learn proper horsemanship skills in an equine environment. Instructors work toward building rewarding relationships between students and the horses they ride. This relationship of trust and loyalty between students, instructors and horses helps students to recognize self-importance and self-confidence.
Therapeutic horseback riding can benefit individuals with a number of conditions, including muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, mental retardation, autism, multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, emotional disabilities, brain injuries, attention deficit disorders and strokes—among others.
Angels on Horseback has been a Fly Predator customer for many years now. Founder Leslie Elliott had this to say, "Spalding Fly Predators, what would we do without you? Our Therapeutic Riding Program would really suffer if not for your clever little bugs! Everyone who visits us and has been at another barn notices the most amazing thing!!! At Angels on Horseback, we don't have a fly problem! We are hot, humid, and sweaty for 6 months out of the year yet we don't have nearly the number of flies that other farms have! Thank you! WE ALL THANK YOU! No horse farm should be without Spalding Fly Predators!"
To learn more about their program and how you can help, check them out at AngelsOnHorseback.org.
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