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Monday, March 21, 2016

Illinois Stories | Bright Star Equestrian Centre for those with disabilities

YouTube published by Network Knowledge | 2014
WSEC-TV/PBS Springfield program

(March 2016)  Bright Star Equestrian Centre in Petersburg, IL. offers therapeutic horseback riding to children with special needs.

Many people ride horses just for fun, but riding can be very beneficial for those with disabilities.

Therapeutic riding helps disabled children or adults with balance, core strength, hand eye coordination and more.

Even though there's many physical benefits, it can provide mental relief as well...
"Children and adults with disabilities are often stressed. We don't often think about the stress level of their lives. It helps their overall mental well being and then they can take that into the schools and into the family and into their personal relationships. That's our goal," says Bright Star Executive Director Dana Ingle.
If you'd like more information on therapeutic riding, or to volunteer click here.

Bright Star Equestrian Centre
3922 State Highway 97 Petersburg, IL 62675

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