Turning Disabilities Into Possibilities
Riding Unlimited’s mission for the past 25 years has been to Turn Disabilities Into Possibilities. We help individuals with physical, educational, intellectual and emotional disabilities through the power of the horse. Therapeutic horsemanship improves strength, balance, coordination, memory utilization, muscle tone, motor skills, social interaction and self-esteem. Click here to learn more about equine therapy. Our facility is a Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, Int'l (PATH) (formerly NARHA) Premier Accredited center and our instructors are PATH certified. Riding Unlimited is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Founded in 1990, we currently operate on our 49-acre facility in Ponder, Texas with our 14 therapy horses and almost 200 volunteers
RU Derby Day
Therapeutic Driving has incredible benefits to adults and children with Special Needs. Cognitive and physical improvements in hand-eye coordination, sequencing and planning are significant (Amazing!).
Riding Unlimited is reopening their driving program for disabled drivers, but we need a carriage and harness. Thankfully, Frey Carriages owner Todd Frey has given us a great opportunity to purchase a new, safe vehicle and harness for our Percherons (who are already trained) at a bargain price, and Gene Brown of Training Resources has donated a lesson to the highest donor.
Please help us serve the Special Needs Community of North Texas through Therapeutic Driving. Donate at http://www.ridingunlimited.org/donate
Please share, as even a dollar will help us reach our goal. Thanks!
Benefits of Equine Assisted Therapy
Joseph Bennington-Castro writes:
“Humans and horses have maintained a healthy relationship for millennia — research suggests people first domesticated the large ungulates 6,000 years ago in the western region of the Eurasian Steppe. But far from being the simple beasts of burden or transportation tools they were in the past, horses today have become key players in the mental rehabilitation of many people around the world. “
Read the entire article by clicking here.
Group Volunteering Opportunities
Does your business, church, club or school have a yearly Community Volunteer day? We have a unique Group Volunteer Experience to offer at Riding Unlimited in Ponder, Texas, just North of DFW. Riding Unlimited can facilitate groups up to 150 volunteers with projects from renovation, painting, landscaping, fundraising and events. We would like to host your Volunteer Group! Contact us at Volunteer@ridingunlimited.org to schedule a tour and visit our website at: http://www.ridingunlimited.org/volunteer
Chisholm Challenge 2017
Congratulations to all our riders at Chisholm Challenge 2017! This year we entered 16 riders and used 8 horses at the show. It was a great show and everyone enjoyed competing. For awards in the Equitation Classes we had 4 first places, 4 second places, 4 third places, 2 fourth places and 1 fifth place awards. Fifteen riders competed in equitation classes and one did trail only. The trail awards were: 1 first place, 5 second places 2 third places, 1 fourth place, 4 fifth places and 2 sixth places. Hunter Wallace took first place is both Equitation and Trail and won High Point for his division. He won two belt buckles, two blue ribbons plus a medal for winning his Division. This year Chisholm Challenge gave Division winners a $50 gift card to Cavender’s Western Wear. We want to thank everyone who helped at the show – all of you were wonderful. Click here for photos.