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The Blue & Gray Press | October 18, 2018

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Therapeutic Riding Program

Volunteers support children with disabilities through horses

November 1, 2017 |


Staff Writer

Many University of Mary Washington students choose to enjoy their downtime volunteering at Hazelwild Farm with the therapeutic riding program. Hazelwild Farm, host of the UMW equestrian team, offers therapeutic horseback riding for people of all ages with physical and mental disabilities. These volunteers donate their time and energy every Tuesday night in order to help these children ride. Many of them have voiced how much they love the program and how worthwhile it is.Read More

In the Saddle: Equine Therapy

October 23, 2008 |


After a full year of trying, Aidan McGlothin was still bumping along at the trot, not able to figure out the up-down-up-down motion to correctly post.

Aidan’s mother, Christine McGlothin, said that his favorite horse, Annie, … Read More