Breaking Free's Family Fun day netted us the youngest rider ever! We debuted our Veterans and Friends drill team, served up BBQ sandwiches made by one of our veterans, sold yummy baked goods, raffled off Breyer horses, and gave a ton of horseback rides to youngsters from, well, 6 months to 60 years old. We brought in over $2,000.00 for our programs. It was so much fun, and we at Breaking Free are so grateful for the community support.
Proud American Riders Support Breaking Free!
Proud American Riders joined Breaking Free for our Family Fun Day in October 2013. Their patriotism and encouragement gave us a real boost. They are sponsors for our Horses Healing Heroes program, and we are so much the better for having them as partners!
Horses Speak is a family based program that involves siblings and parents, leaving the level of participation up to each individual. We find out from parents what aspects of their youngster's development they'd like to strengthen or address, and we design activities with those goals in mind. Horses Speak combines EAGALA practice with Saddle Doctor know-how, meaning we offer ground work and riding in the same program. The pilot for this program was in May 2013, constructed in consultation with the Shenandoah Valley Autism Partnership. We welcome inquiries from families.