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Event Details

  • March 1, 2019 to
    June 1, 2019
  • 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
  • Free
  • Wildhorse is a sole proprietorship under the Fiscal Sponsorship of Lolo 501C3 Seedlings of Change.

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Event Description

Please learn about Wildhorse! Therapeutic Riding Program at www.wildhorseriding.com and please go to our music online store and support us! https://www.facebook.com/donate/252349999003471/ Please go to this link to aid our scholarship fund for an indigent student. Wildhorse Therapeutic Riding Program, Missoula MT, www.wildhorseriding.com, has a highly disabled student whose family cannot afford her fees anymore. An anonymous donor has paid for the young lady's classes, but will not be able to continue. Our program's full fee is under-market at $40.00. For many years, we have accepted lesser amounts (from $20.00 to $30.00). Wildhorse can no longer afford to do so. Who We Are Wildhorse! Therapeutic Riding Program was begun by Dr. Kari Ann Owen in November 2006 in the San Francisco Bay Area. Kari Ann had already received her PATH International Therapeutic Riding Instructional Certification in June 2004 and had been instructing since the Summer 0f 2001, particularly at Cornerstone Equestrian Center in the Napa Valley, where Kari Ann, who is disabled, was once a student. Kari Ann had never stopped receiving instruction in her favorite riding disciplines, and wanted to found a program that would serve the disabled while incorporating her riding and artistic disciplines, particularly modern dance, and yoga, which had served her recovery from crippling sciatica so well. Since its inception, Wildhorse! has taught children and adults with the widest possible range of disabilities, from anorexia and bulimia, to autism and ADHD, to Parkinson’s, and currently MS and pediatric vision impairment. In the thirteen years since Wildhorse’s founding and the eighteen years since Kari Ann began her student apprenticeship teaching therapeutic riding, Wildhorse has invented many new techniques for helping this disabled, from geometry on horseback to the use of bells at varied volume for a blind student whose independent riding astonished his friends, his church and our own program. We never turn anyone away for lack of funds, and in Montana we are very fortunate to be able to accept students with the Medicaid Home Based Community Services Waiver. Montana has opened new educational opportunities for both Kari Ann and our volunteers, and wonderful exposure to a dressage master and marvelous Western riders and horse trainers. We are extremely grateful for the kindness, friendliness and horse expertise of the Missoula, Lolo, Florence and Stevensville communities. Wildhorse! is a sole proprietorship Dr. Kari Ann Owen is the Director and Head Instructor and also trainer of volunteers, evaluator of students, grant researcher, publicist and financial and personnel record keeper. Her favorite activityits, of course, are riding and teaching. Her second favorite activity is taking the volunteers out for ice cream. Volunteer longevity for Wildhorse! has ranged up to four years, both in the San Francisco Bay Area and in the Missoula, MT area.

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