SpiritHorse Liberty Therapeutic Riding Center

LIBERTY, July 29, 2014 - Just because school is out for the summer does not mean that the SpiritHorse Liberty Therapeutic Riding Center is on vacation. Staff, board members and friends are busy this summer with fundraising, facility maintenance, and training horses. SpiritHorse Liberty is a non-profit organization that is a therapeutic riding center that serves disabled children and adults, as well as veterans, located in Liberty.

During the City of Liberty July 4th fireworks, the winning ticket for the quilt was drawn. Paola Rodriguez, mother of riders Manuel and Simon', was the winner of a queen size "Bride's Bouquet" quilt, donated by Sue Park.

Raffle tickets for the a custom made 15" saddle and stand are currently being sold. This show saddle was made at the Hightower Unit and donated by C. J. Johnson. You will support SpiritHorse by purchasing a raffle ticket at Chachere's Feed, Liberty County Tack, Etc. located on Highway 90 in Liberty, and the SpiritHorse Liberty Therapeutic Horse Riding Center in Liberty. Each ticket is $5.00. Only 800 tickets will be sold. The drawing will be October 18, during TVE week.

A gazebo was added as an Eagle Scout project by Stephen Bakalyar. Helping were Scott Bakalyar, Michael Castano, Ethan Hatch, Olin Parker, Andres Sandoval, Daniel Sandoval, Nicolas Sandoval, and Matt Welch. Construction of the gazebo was supported and supervised Orville and Nathan Spruell of OLS Construction.

Mowing, gardening, dragging the arena, cleaning the barn, feeding, watering and doctoring the horses are completed by staff members every day. Horses are kept in shape during the summer through lunging, practicing backing up and side stepping, in addition to their regular instructional exercises.

Anyone that would like to donate feed may do so at Chachere's Feed. Hay may be donated or sold at a discount price. If you are interested in helping SpiritHorse by contributing volunteer work hours or feed and hay, you may contact Donna at 936-641-0165.

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