FRANKLIN COUNTY (WSLS 10) – A therapeutic horse riding program is looking for the public’s help after years of making a difference for others.
Healing Strides of Virginia is a non-profit organization originally established in 1991 as The Roanoke Valley Therapeutic Riding Program. It holds a competition for a person with needs treatable with certain kinds of equine therapy to win a therapy horse.
Now the organization has entered a contest of another kind. A farm in Tennessee is giving away 10 gypsy horses to 10 non-profits and Healing Strides is in the running. Executive Director Carol Young said gypsy horses are great for the kinds of therapy her organization does.
“They tend to have – and are known for – their really quiet personalities and that’s what we need here is a horse that gets people, is kind easy to manage and that’s the reputation they have,” Young explained.
To vote for Healing Strides of Virginia in the Gypsy Gift contest, visit this website: https://www.facebook.com/GypsyVannerHorsesForSale?v=app_1583223611920819&app_data=referer_override%3D