This summer there are new and exciting activities at Greater Richmond ARC’s Camp Baker, thanks to some four-legged friends.
Making Strides of Virginia has partnered with ARC to provide equine-based therapeutic activities including adaptive riding, carriage driving and hippotherapy, which uses the natural movements of the horse to stimulate different muscle groups of its rider.
Clients can now enjoy mounted activities, in which they sit on the back of the horse, or carriage driving, where they are able to ride along in a horse-drawn carriage. Making Strides also has a wheelchair-accessible carriage, ensuring that all can take part, regardless of ability.
“This is a huge upgrade for our riding program,” said Matt Hulcher, ARC’s Director of Respite and Camp Services. “Horseback and carriage riding is now available to all of Camp Baker’s programs. We couldn’t be happier with our partnership and being back in the saddle!”
For more information about Making Strides of Virginia, visit http://www.makingstridesofvirginia.org