Our new name, Positive Strides, reinforces the confidence, self-esteem and optimism that our riders achieve through our therapeutic programs. From autism and addiction recovery to PTSD and cerebral palsy, equine therapy can play a powerful role in giving a person the confidence and skills they need to live a fulfilling life. Our CATCH Riders program helps youth at risk and adults recovering from family violence and sexual abuse. Just brushing and interacting with a horse can calm a person with dementia or help someone with depression.
Making A Difference
As a nonprofit, we rely on the generosity of our donors, corporate sponsors and volunteers to continue our work. We can’t thank you enough for helping us help some of the most vulnerable people on the Eastern Shore since 1981. Please continue to make a difference in our community by donating or volunteering today.
What Our Clients Are Saying
"I have been taking my grandson, Forest, to Talbot Special Riders (now Positive Strides) since January 2018. Each week, he seems to be improving in his riding habits and his overall attitude towards life. I have asked Forest about his riding and how it makes him feel. He told me that when he is riding, it makes him feel free and in control of his emotions, and that he is beginning to feel important because he is doing something important and by himself for a change." --L. A. Dunton
Latest News and Events
National Autism Awareness Month
Study shows therapeutic riding reduces stress levels of adolescents with autism. Read more.
Reds Has A Sponsor!
We are thrilled to announce that Choptank Electric Cooperative is a Silver Sponsor of our therapy horse, Reds. Read more.
Introducing Positive Strides
Welcome to Positive Strides, formerly known as Talbot Special Riders. Read more.
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