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Looking For A Few Good Horses




Could your horse dramatically improve someone's life?  Central Kentucky
Riding For Hope (CKRH), located at the Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, Ky.,
is looking for a few new horses to be donated to their life-changing
therapeutic riding program.
      The horses will be ridden by children and adults, some of whom have
severe physical and emotional challenges, so it is imperative that the
horses be willing and able to work within certain parameters.
      Horses for two different jobs are needed:  hippotherapy horses
(hippotherapy is a treatment that uses the multidimensional movement of the
horse; from the Greek word "hippos" which means horse) and therapeutic
riding horses. 
      The ideal hippotherapy horse is 14.2-15.2 hands, age 8-14.  His
movement should be rhythmical, symmetrical, with a clear four-beat walk
showing over-tracking. Ideal history would include first-level dressage,
with long-lining or driving experience.
      The need at this particular time in therapeutic riding is a horse with
the ability to carry 250 pounds comfortably at a walk, trot and canter, not
be over 16 hands, age 7-19.
      For either job, the horse should have no history of unsoundness (a
rider with a disability does not need a horse with a disability!).  He
should be sweet, lovable, accepting of multiple handlers and a changing
environment, and patient with inexperienced riders.  He must be sound at the
walk, trot, canter and in good general health.
If you have a horse who meets these qualifications, and whom you would be
willing to donate to this vitally important program, please contact CKRH at
859-231-7066 or email pat@ckrh.org.  Be prepared to share your horse's
background and health records.  To learn more about CKRH, click on
www.ckrh.org

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