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Grassroots push for insurance coverage for Equine Therapy for veterans with PTSD

Channel 8 (WTNH) Health Reporter, Jocelyn Maminta aired her story on the great things happening at Shepard Meadows Therapeutic Riding Center (SMTRC). The story is a home run for SMTRC; the staff and volunteers at the farm have endeavored to take on the mission of healing our veterans and they are winning!

However, we need your help to keep veterans coming into the program.  You can help us by volunteering or donating to the cause.

Click on the link below to learn about the fabulous efforts at SMTRC!

Grassroots push for insurance coverage for Equine Therapy for veterans with PTSD

(Carl S. Ey)


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2016 Shepard Meadows Strikeout Club Sponsors


 

What is Therapeutic Riding?

Therapeutic Riding consists of Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT). Among other things, EAAT can include horseback riding, mounted and ground activities,  grooming and stable management. A therapeutic riding center’s participants, volunteers, instructors and equines interact as teams to achieve goals set for each participant in the context of one or more EAATs.

Therapeutic horseback riding is the most popular form of Equine-Assisted Activities & Therapies. With an overall mission to serve people with varying abilities, each therapeutic riding center offers programs whereby participants can achieve goals set to enhance physical, emotional, social, cognitive, behavioral and/or educational skills. Focus is given to the development of both therapeutic riding skills and the relationship between horse and rider. Certified therapeutic riding instructors provide guidance in the context of a team approach – participant, instructor, volunteers and equine working together – to carry out Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies individualized for each participant.

Shepard Meadows is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization and PATH International Premier Accredited Center.

Our Mission

To offer a safe, compassionate environment that enables  our veterans and other individuals to facilitate positive change and growth in their lives through interactive partnerships with horses and other animals.

Our Vision

To be an industry-leading, inclusive therapeutic horseback riding facility that promotes quality of life for all individuals. Our programs focus on participant strengths and abilities to ultimately increase function, independence, confidence, health and wellness.

Our Services

We provide both mounted and unmounted Horsemanship programs in a safe and professionally supervised environment.  Participants will experience:  Horseback riding, horsemanship skills and learning how spending time with a horse can heal a human.

Upcoming Events

Come Meet the Bristol Blues at Shepard Meadows

When: July 23, 2016 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Where: Shepard Meadows Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc., 733 Hill St, Bristol, CT 06010, USA

Come meet the Bristol Blues at Shepard Meadows on Saturday, July 23rd from 12p-2p.  (Rescheduled from…

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Grassroots push for insurance coverage for Equine Therapy for veterans with PTSD

Channel 8 (WTNH) Health Reporter, Jocelyn Maminta aired her story on the great things happening…

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