Imagine a place where children with special needs
can be themselves. They can bond with a special horse and develop
lifelong relationships. Imagine a place where these children can leave
behind their crutches, wheel chairs, and therapies to soar to freedom.
Imagine a place where dreams really do come true. When children ride
their horse, they become independent. They fill the arena with signals
or commands to "walk on" or "trot" and the air is filled with laughter
and shrieks of glee. Most of all, the children at MTRP are learning
essential life skills, such as talking, signing, walking, and focusing
on their therapies without realizing it.
Midwest Therapeutic Riding Program is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization
offering therapeutic horseback riding services to children (age 2 1/2 to
18) with special needs in Northeastern Illinois and Southeastern
Our mission: Improving the lives of children with special needs through
equine facilitated activities: providing individualized care to maximize
the child's potential.
Midwest Therapeutic Riding Program
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