Stable Hands

Stable Hands: Offering Healing Through Horses
Winston Churchill once said “there is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.” And a unique program in Merrill is proving healing through horses truly is possible. "What we do at Stable Hands is we work with disabled children and adults,” said Diane Abitz, executive director of Stable Hands Therapeutic Riding.

Stable Hands: Explanation of How Horses are Helping
A unique horse stable in Merrill is helping people with both mental and physical disabilities grow through horse riding. But it’s truly the riders’ stories of success that show how conquering a horse can give people with special needs the confidence they need to conquer the world.

Stable Hands: Stable Hands Looking to Grow
Demand for an alternative therapy program in Merrill has become so great, the non-profit is now looking to expand.
Stable Hands in Merrill offers therapeutic riding to Northcentral Wisconsin children with special needs.

Stable Hands: Parents Explain How Program Helps
Watching children struggle through any sort of pain is practically unbearable for parents, but some parents of children facing physical and mental challenges are finding hope in horses.

Stable Hands: Earning Awards
Some parents’ mantles are adorned with some shiny new hardware earned by their very special children this evening.
Thursday night a graduation ceremony was held for the children enrolled at Stable Hands in Merrill

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