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Invitation to local residents to learn more about horses that heal humans!

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Bright Horizons invites you to an Open House on Sunday, May 15th from 2pm to 5pm, at the Bright Horizons barn at 1925 E Logsden Rd, Siletz. Come out and see what it is we do at Bright Horizons! Meet Marla Bowman, our new Program Director; watch demonstrations of Therapeutic Horseback riding and Interactive Vaulting and learn how they can help heal. Meet our horses and our riders. Tour our facilities and bid on some fun items in our Silent Auction, shop our used tack sale and enjoy some refreshments. Find out how you can help this worthwhile program.

Therapeutic riding provides individuals of varying ability levels opportunities to challenge themselves physically and emotionally and to set goals to improve their quality of life via the horse. Recognized by the American Occupational Therapy Association and the American Physical Therapy Association, equine facilitated therapy provides a valuable addition to traditional forms of therapy. Equine assisted activities have shown remarkable success in meeting the complex needs of program participants.

Benefits may include gains in balance, posture, and mobility. A person’s gait is similar to that of a horse giving many riders the opportunity to experience this type of normal movement for the first time while on a horse.

Bright Horizons’ “equine therapists” and certified instructor enable riders to achieve their goals through carefully designed equestrian activities. These programs have been shown to measurably improve physical, psychological and social functions especially among children. Studies have documented significant gains in self-esteem among adolescents and disabled children who participated in equine assisted therapy.

For more information please call Amy @ 541-961-4156 or check out there website by clicking here.

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