Special Needs Folks Demonstrate Therapeutic Riding Saturday

Oct 8, 2013

Credit horsesinc.org
HORSES, Inc's name is actually an acronym:  Helping Others Reach Success using Equine Services.  It offers therapeutic horseback riding classes for people with physical, mental or emotional challenges.  Today we meet one of its Board Members, John Maldaner, to speak about the Boots & Bridles Competition Saturday at Carson Park in Paducah.  The all-day event is actually a celebration of the riders with a couple of participation events as well.

 The HORSES Inc. demonstration event Saturday in Carson Park in Paducah starts with the Cow Chip throwing at 8 a.m. and goes until 4 p.m. when the basket raffle winners are announced.  Special assisted riders showcase their talents and perform through an obstacle course on horseback from 10 to noon.  Unassisted riders ride the obstacle course from 1:30 to 3:30.  There are Stick Horse Races at Noon and at 3:30.  See horsesinc.org to learn more.