SmartPak Monday Morning Feed: Horses as Healers
This is the first story in a new SmartPak video series, bringing you into the barns of unique horses, showing how they’ve made an impact on the lives of their riders.
From the SmartPak blog.
Every day, SmartPak is on a mission to support healthy horses and happy riders. As part of this, we get the opportunity to connect with thousands of equestrians who share their experiences and we are honored to share the incredible things horses do to inspire, heal, and motivate the people around them.
Horses as Healers is the first story in a new SmartPak video series, bringing you into the barns of unique horses – from therapy horses to the underdog turned Olympic hopeful – showing how they’ve made an impact on the lives of their riders, and why we at SmartPak continue supporting these horses and riders through their journey.
In August of 2019, SmartPakers took a trip out to Loveland, Colorado to meet two of the horses at Hearts & Horses Therapeutic Riding Center – Mariah and Jayden. It’s because of horses like them that programs such as Hearts & Horses exist and can provide healing services within the community. From therapeutic riding, to serving at-risk-youth, and supporting veterans, these horses have touched many lives and continue to do so on a daily basis.
Both Mariah and Jayden had accomplished pasts before arriving at Hearts & Horses, but their stories both shared a similar path as they found their callings in a second career as therapy horses. Mariah was the most adorable grey pony, and Jayden was a beautiful chestnut mare. Both horses were incredibly loved by not only their owners, but also by the volunteers at the facility.
So why tell the story? At the end of the day, it is all about the connection between horses and humans. We recognized that these horses deserve to have their story told because of the incredible amount of heart that they put into their job…
Read the rest of this piece on the SmartPak blog.