Welcome to Positive Strides, formerly known as Talbot Special Riders. In October 2018, the board of directors voted unanimously to change the organization’s name to better reflect who we are and how we benefit our riders.
We use horses to provide life-changing therapy to residents of the Eastern Shore with physical, cognitive and emotional challenges. Our programs help young children, teens, adults, veterans and seniors build their confidence, self-esteem, feelings of competency and independence.
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 Rider 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.
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 in our community. In 2018, we:
With your help, we plan to offer more equine-assisted programs and activities in 2019 and beyond. Please consider making a pledge to donate or volunteer today. You can do it right here, on our website.
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Kim and Ashley Hopkins
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