Horse Facility In Thousand Oaks Faces Closure Following Winter Storm Damage

Horse Facility In Thousand Oaks Faces Closure Following Winter Storm Damage


ACCIDENTALLY DROVE THROUGH THE FRONT OF THE BUSINESS, HURTING TO CUSTOMERS. OATH ARE EXPECTED TO BE OKAY. THE DRIVER WAS NOT INJURED. A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE CLEANING UP DAMAGE FROM RECENT RAIN. CBS 2 SHOWS US HOW ONE PROGRAM IN THOUSAND OAKS FOR SPECIAL NEEDS KIDS IS STILL FEELING THE FALLOUT. REPORTER: STEPPINGSTONES IS SUPPOSED TO BE A PLACE PEOPLE COME TO RIDE HORSES. IT HAS BEEN HORRIBLE. WE’VE HAD TO CANCEL LESSONS FOR ALMOST THREE MONTHS. REPORTER: THE PROGRAM PAIRS DONATED OR RESCUED HORSES WITH UNDERPRIVILEGED RIDERS AND HOPES TO ENRICH THE LIVES OF BOTH. SARAH IS PRESIDENT OF THE NONPROFIT. SHE IS USED TO CLEANING UP AFTER HORSES BUT SAID THIS YEAR THEY SPEND MOST TIME CLEANING UP AFTER MOTHER NATURE. WE HAD AN EMERGENCY MEETING LAST WEEK AND BROUGHT OUR OWNERS AND SPONSORS IN TO TELL THEM WE MAY HAVE TO DISBAND. REPORTER: STEPPINGSTONES MAKES MONEY TEACHING RIDING LESSONS. SINCE THEY HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO RIDE, THEY HAD TO START A GO FUND MEET PAGE TO RAISE ENOUGH MONEY TO FEED THE HORSES. ANOTHER BIG STORM CAME ALONG AND CAUSED DAMAGE. REPORTER: THEY USE TO LIVE IN STALLS HERE, BUT THIS WHOLE FENCE WAS BLOWN OVER AND THE WIND CARRIED THEIR STALLS ALL THE WAY OVER THERE SETTING ALL OF THE HORSES FREE. THEY JUST COULDN’T MOVE AROUND THE PASTURE. THEY COULD HARDLY MOVE. IT WAS MUDDY AND SLICK. REPORTER: ASIDE FROM THE FINANCIAL DAMAGE, KIDS ALSO MISSED COMING OUT TO RIDE. THEIR PARENTS SAY WE BEEN DYING TO GET A. , THE KIDS MISS THE HORSES AND THE LESSON. REPORTER: THEY ARE HOPEFUL EVERYONE IS BACK IN THE SADDLE SOON. IT WOULD MEAN THE WORLD TO MY FAMILY AND MANY OTHER FAMILIES

2 thoughts on “Horse Facility In Thousand Oaks Faces Closure Following Winter Storm Damage

  1. This is such a fantastic program!!! Donations to help it recover can be made at www.steppingstonesridingprogram.org

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