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Klamath Falls Equine Facility Fosters Healing With Horsemanship


Abby Glenn, a student of Solid Ground Equine Assisted Therapy, pets the nose of Cash, a therapy horse, at the Griffith Ranch in Klamath Falls, Oregon.

Abby Glenn, a student of Solid Ground Equine Assisted Therapy, pets the nose of Cash, a therapy horse, at the Griffith Ranch in Klamath Falls, Oregon.

Brittany Hosea-Small/The Herald and News

A therapeutic horseback-riding program that started operating in mid-September in Klamath Falls is providing a calming environment for riders diagnosed with developmental and other disabilities.

Solid Ground Equine Assisted Activities & Therapy Center, a nonprofit founded in 2016 by executive director Shelley Trumbly, offers two, six-week therapeutic riding programs for individuals with disabilities. A small number of traditional riding lessons are offered as well.

“They get to come for a time and take their mind off what’s bothering them, whether that’s school or whatever stress,” Trumbly said.

“A lot of them have trust issues. A lot of them have broken homes and just different things and just having a bond with the horse and the relationship is just where the therapy is.”

Read the full story at the Herald and News.

 

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