Shahara, an Arabian mare, is one of the smallest in our herd, and is well-suited to riders who do not have much ability to stretch their legs across a horse, such as Andrew, who lives with cerebral palsy.  He rides to build core strength and to increase flexibility.  Each time Shahara stops and starts, Andrew must engage his core muscles to stay upright.  Also, as he sits on Shahara’s back his pelvis passively receives the motion of walking.  Both of these will help him become more independent, and able to assist with transfers in and out of his wheelchair.

Shahara is generously sponsored by Camille and Ed Penhoet

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