Pet Pals: Therapeutic horse riding

Pet Pals: Therapeutic horse riding


LOCAL THERAPEUTIC CENTER SAYS IT CAN BRING TO ITS PATIENTS. AND THEY DO IT THROUGH HORSEBACK RIDING. SUSAN HOBBS FROM PET PALS TV IS HERE… ALONG WITH AMANDA BOCIK, DIRECTOR OF AGAPE (AH- GAH-PAY) THERAPEUTIC RIDING RESOURCES. GOOD MORNING. –TELL US ABOUT AGAPE. WHAT DO YOU DO? –WHAT SERVICES DO YOU PROVIDE? ((AT THREE DIFFERENT LOCATIONS, AGAPE PRACTICES A UNIQUE TYPE OF THERAPY FOR COGNITIVE, PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL, AND SOCIAL WELL-BEING. THERAPEUTIC RIDING AND CARRIAGE DRIVING BOTH OFFER INDIVIDUALS WITH PHYSICAL, MENTAL, SENSORY, OR EMOTIONAL DISABILITIES THE REWARDS OF INTERACTION AND CONTROL OF A HORSE OR PONY. THOSE IN WHEELCHAIRS OR WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES ARE WELCOMED. TOO, AGAPE HAS MINIATURE HORSES THAT TRAVEL IN A MINIVAN AND CAN VISIT SCHOOLS, REHAB CENTERS, CHURCHES, SENIOR FACILITIES, ANY PLACE WHERE THERAPY ANIMALS ARE INVITED. )) –WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM THE THERAPY? SHARE SOME DEMOGRAPHICS OF YOUR CLIENTS. –YOU HAVE A HOLIDAY PARTY COMING UP. TELL US ABOUT IT. CHRISTMAS PARTY ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14TH FROM 6-8PM AT AGAPE NORTH IN CICERO. THAT ADDRESS IS 24970 MT. PLEASANT ROAD, CICERO, IN. THERE WILL BE FUN ACTIVITIES ALL OVER THE BARN, FOOD, AND SANTA WILL BE MAKING A SPECIAL APPEARANCE IN HIS SLEIGH. THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. –HOW CAN PEOPLE GET A HOLD OF YOUTO HELP OUT OR VOLUNTEER? FOR MORE INFO ABOUT AGAPE’S SERVICES, AND TO LEARN ABOUT VOLUNTEERING, DONATING, AND MORE, CONTACT THEM THROUGH THEIR WEBSITE AT AGAPERIDING.ORG. YOU CAN ALSO GO TO PETPALSTV.COM. DON’T FORGET YOU CAN WATCH PET PALS TV ON SUNDAYS AT 10 A.M., RIGHT HERE ON WISH-TV. –THANKS –TOSS TO RANDY

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