Every Saturday, without fail, the family arrives and parks the van between the barn and riding arena to get as close as possible. When the van door opens, lifted out of the seat and into a wheelchair is 14-year-old Mariah Rook who is wheeled up the ramp onto a wooden platform. And, that is when a big smile inevitably appears on Mariah’s face at the sight of Fancy waiting for her in the ring . . .(read rest of story)
Published in Southern Exposure Magazine – June / July 2016
Story and Photos by Rebecca Bauer
My story and photos on Take the Reins Equine Assisted Ministry for Kids in Thompson’s Station, Tennessee is one of my favorites. Having spent many hours assisting in therapeutic riding lessons, not a day goes by that I’m not amazed at the power of the horse and human connection.
To learn more about Take the Reins Equine Assisted Ministry for Kids visit takethereinsridingcenter.com.