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Horse N Around makes the difference for special needs patients

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LANCASTER, SC (WBTV) -

A treatment center in Lancaster, SC is helping people with special needs get better. 

It's called Horse N Around. The treatment center uses horses for the patients.  The owners say horses are good animals for patients.  Marcus and Kasie Trivett own the farm. 

"They know when a child has some needs," Owner Kasie Trivett said.  "And they are patient and understanding and they are always forgiving. They just give this sense of ability for a child to be able to succeed."

Horse N Around is also a facility for teenagers and adults with challenges.  About 60 patients come to the farm a week for rehabilitation.  A certified instructor and/or licensed therapist assist the patients while they are on the horse.

"They engage more," the Trivett said. "And they surpass their goal a lot sooner than in a clinic or home setting."

The patients ride horses for about 30 minutes.  They do different exercises on the horses that help with strength and staying focused.
 
"The hand eye coordination," Owner Marcus Trivett said.  "Stretching, reaching up, getting all your muscles and getting your back stretched up, getting your core moving, the blood flowing."

It appears the facility is working.  The farm's theme is "Where miracles can happen just by Horse N Around."

"We see the improvement week by week by week," Kasie said. "And we hear the testimony from the parent that encourages us."

"From the riders who have come here," Marcus said. "That were pushed up in a wheelchair the first time they ever came to Horse N Around four years ago, now walk up on their own."

It takes about $8,000 a month to keep the farm operating.  Patients are charged for this service but more is needed.

"We do struggle sometimes," the wife said. "But the Lord always provide every month, just seeing the child walk, seeing the child talk, is all the payment we need."

On Saturday November 16th, the farm will have a Family Fun Day at Horse N Around Therapeutic Riding Center.   It's a Horse Show Fundraiser. There will be a Silent Auction, Live Music and Food.  It's from 12Noon - 5pm with the Horse Show from 12Noon - 1:30PM.  The center is located at 2593 N. Rocky River Rd. Lancaster, SC 29720

For more information about Horse N Around Riding Center click here.

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