From a program director:
I could tell immediately when he had been with the horses. He was calmer and more centered. This has made a huge difference in his life and he is much happier.
From the director of a cooperating non-profit:
Shortbus needs safe work opportunities for artists. ATRC gets a grant for vocational training/workers. ATRC hires Shortbus artists. They learn skills while doing a great job. Shortbus is happy. ATRC is happy. The artists are happy. The horses are happy. Everyone wins. (Click to see Shortbus participants in action.)
From a parent:
Our son LOVES riding and the horses really calm him down. When our son is having a panic attack we try to bring him back by talking about the horses. Omar is a saving grace! When our son is lost in anxiety, us talking about details about Omar, has helped our son to slow his breathing and come back in his body.
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176 Chimney Ridge
Burnsville, NC 28714
299 Riding Center Road
828-675-5630 (land line)
ATRC - Appalachian Therapeutic Riding Center