Dear Stable Strides friends and family,
We at Stable Strides Farm know riding is more than a sport for your rider. Your rider has become family to us and we hate the idea that they will be without their 4 legged therapists. We want to be mindful of "shelter in place" and minimize contact. Although we may be able to squeak between the lines as a nonprofit that provides therapy, we do not believe that this is in the best interest of our community. We believe we need to think of everyone during these challenging times.
That being said, if you are in a real situation with your rider and a visit to their horse would help with de-escalation or mental health, we have a solution. You can reach out to the instructors, we can meet you at the facility and your rider can be with a horse. These are the rules: The rider cannot enter the barn, this includes no use of the restrooms. Your rider cannot ride. What can you do? You can bring carrots, use your own brushes or our sanitized brushes, or just lead the horse around. They can whisper in those big hairy ears or hug those strong necks.
We will keep you updated on future lessons and our scheduled events and fundraisers as soon as possible. These are unusual times, but together we will grow and develop a stronger appreciation for what is normal. Hugs to you, the moms and dads that are trying to keep all those plates spinning. Let us know what else we can do for you.
Mandy, Tracy, Keeya and Anna