SpiritHorse of Liberty Participates in TVE
LIBERTY, October 23, 2014 –If you thought you saw people in SpiritHorse shirts all over the Trinity Valley Exposition Fairgrounds during TVE week, you did. With the support of many parents, volunteers, and staff, SpiritHorse was well represented.
Students from the Dayton High School Marine Corps JROTC and Liberty High School's Law Enforcement Class were a great help parking cars. SpiritHorse Liberty thanks Chief Warrant Officer-3 Ron Tash and Terry Higginbotham for allowing their students to participate. Again this year, SpiritHorse staff, parents, and riders worked in both the arena concession stands selling dinner, snacks, and drinks. You also saw brightly colored SpiritHorse shirts in the main ticket booths.
In the attached photo a few of the Marine Cadets are shown on duty in the parking lot. We send a sincere thank you to the Trinity Valley Exposition Board of Directors for giving SpiritHorse Liberty this opportunity.
SpiritHorse Liberty is a non-profit organization which provides research based private riding lessons to special needs citizens FREE of charge. The gait of a horse is the closest of any animal to the human gait. Each lesson includes horse management, incorporating responsibility and ownership. Each rider, to his own ability, leads, grooms, and saddles his own pony before and after each lesson. While riding, the students' individual needs such as speech, sensory perception, balance, behavior, emotional, cognitive processing, etc. are addressed through horse therapy.
Grants are written to large foundation sand corporations, but 97 % of SpiritHorse's support comes from the surrounding communities through donations of time, feed, hay, and money. Each staff member and the executive director are volunteers. Their "pay" are the blessings given to them by the riders. SpiritHorse Liberty provides the ONLY child development services some of their riders will ever receive. Miraculous breakthroughs are seen EVERY day at SpiritHorse Liberty.
You may call Donna Wiebelhaus, Executive Director, at 936-641-0165 to volunteer, donate, or with questions.