At Commercial Carpets of America and Alexandria Carpet One, we routinely support organizations that do good.
This one, however, is close to my heart as my oldest son benefits from the use of horses in specialized therapy.
With the rise in the number of children diagnosed with conditions in the autism spectrum, this type of therapy shows promise, but it benefits more than just that segment.
According to Maryland Therapeutic Riding, using horses for therapy is a growing and widely-accepted treatment for rehabilitating a range of physical, mental, and emotional disabilities.
Conditions served include: cerebral palsy, spina bifida, neuromuscular disorders, post-traumatic brain injury, autism, ADHD, and cognitive disorders.
Riders experience increased self-confidence and improvement in strength, balance, coordination, attention span, language and social skills.
As a former Marine who lost friends in the line of duty, I truly believe in supporting those that make it back home in need of help.
Ever seen a Marine cry?
Just watch me next time I’m down on the farm… and those are happy tears, my friend.
I hope you enjoy the following videos and consider supporting these worthwhile causes:
NBC Nightly News Video on Maryland Therapeutic Riding.
YouTube video of Lee Greenwood performing God Bless America and God Bless The USA at the 2010 Live On The Farm fundraising event for MTR.
Horses For Heroes
Horses That Heal – Maryland Therapeutic Riding
NARHA – North American Riding for the Handicapped Association
All the best,