Pegasus Therapeutic Riding's mission is to enhance the lives of individuals with disabilities and challenges through equine-assisted activities and therapies.
The success of our mission is measured by the positive impact our programs have on the people we serve. The best way to express this impact is in the words of our participants and their families. Here are a few of their stories:
Jennifer, parent of current participant
Our son has come a long way with riding and we are very proud of all his accomplishments and how well he is working toward long-term independence. Riding has given him a reason to shine. He often writes and talks about riding at school and with his peers. We are very happy to be given the opportunity to have him in this program.
Martha, parent of former participant
Ben really enjoyed his afternoons at Pegasus. He was so proud of himself and loved meeting all of the volunteers and working with the horses. He has expressed an interest in working with animals when he grows up and this experience reinforced that desire.
Omar, parent of current participant
Our daughter talks about the horses and the experience all the time. She asks if it is riding day and looks forward to it. In school, her therapists use it in examples, drawings, and photos and get her to communicate more because of Petey and Jack, and riding and trotting, and "walk on," etc.
Darryl, parent of current participant
He is doing so good riding that it's impressive. We've noticed that it also has helped him with walking tall and straight. He used to sit on the horse, years ago, like "mashed potato." Now he does it with elegance and is extremely happy on a horse. Riding at Pegasus has made and enormous difference in our child's life indeed.