Whether or not you’re heading out to the Congress this year, the AQHA and the Congress are asking competitors and spectators to pledge $10 to their America’s Horse Cares program. This program helps people with disabilities gain freedom through horseback riding.
On a personal note, my mother works with emotionally disturbed high school students, and as often as she can she takes them to Slippery Rock University‘s therapeutic riding school. Her students experience huge changes on the back of a horse and there’s nothing they look forward to more. While many worthy causes exist, I think we can all relate to how much our horses help us in our times of need. The confidence and comfort a horse can provide to a person with disabilities is difficult to measure.