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New Honorariums and Memorials Page

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in News | 0 comments

You can now donate in the name of a special person, group, horse or pet and have the dedication (with a small photo if you choose) on our new page Honorariums and Memorials It’s a special way to remember your loved one and help Stable Hands in “Changing lives one hoofbeat at a time”     Chloe will always be remembered.  She was one of the first horses to be adopted by Stable Hands but passed away suddenly from colic before she could come to the...

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We Need Your Help – Winter is Almost Here

Posted by on Nov 6, 2014 in Featured | 0 comments

We Need Your Help – Winter is Almost Here

Winter is nearly here, and many details need to be handled. An important task is to install the safe footing in our new arena. Without the proper footing material (top soil, sand) there is risk of injury to our program horses and to the vitality of the Program that helps so many. Please consider a $10 gift to help reach our goal of $4000 to pay for this high priority item. Or mail your donation by completing our capital campaign donation pledge form and sending both to: Stable Hands, Inc. Capital Campaign 3501 Swan Ave. Wausau, WI...

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We’re In the News

Posted by on Sep 16, 2013 in Featured | 0 comments

Our 7th Annual Hoofbeats of the Heart Fundraiser & Fair will take place this weekend from 8am-3pm at Marathon Park, Multi-purpose Building #2 in Wausau, WI. Volunteer Chris DeVore and 20-year client of the program, Nick Baumann talk about the program and event with Cami Mountain from Newsline 9. WAOW – Newsline 9, Wausau News, Weather,...

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And We Give Thanks

Posted by on Nov 22, 2012 in Featured | 0 comments

And We Give Thanks

At the end of December we’ll have been in our new home a whole year.  We appreciate all the wonderful people who helped out; who put in time and energy above and beyond what was ever expected.  We have a terrific instructor team, staff and volunteers who are dedicated and wonderful program animals. A big “Thank You” to all of our believers.  We assure you- this is JUST the beginning.  Wait til you see what is coming.  We give thanks to all who helped us get this far and stand with us for a great future!

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Hoofbeats of the Heart Fundraiser a Success

Posted by on Oct 15, 2012 in Featured | 0 comments

Hoofbeats of the Heart Fundraiser a Success

In spite of the rain our event was very well attended and people really enjoyed it.  The addition of the bouncy houses was a big hit.  Officer Landretti and dog “Foster” did a fantastic demo for the croud showing how the dog is trained to act on command. Also presenting, to name a few, were Therapy Dogs International and of course little “Rosie Toess” the mini horse and her trainer Sue. We were honored to have Rosie stay overnight at Stable Hands’ facility- our first “celebrity”   🙂 The food was...

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Welcome New Therapy Horse Dreamer!

Posted by on Oct 3, 2012 in Featured | 0 comments

Welcome New Therapy Horse Dreamer!

Thanks so much to our instructor Angela Fredrickson for donating Dreamer to the Stable Hands program.  She’s just the right size and is a real people lover.  Dreamer has a very sweet personality and is calm and responsive. Therapy horses have to be comfortable with several people being around them.  There are sidewalkers, Games kids that assist with program activities, a horse leader and other horse teams in the arena.   They need to stand very still when mounted and to be tolerant of the game activities that our riders do.  I was...

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Community Foundation Grants Awarded

Posted by on Sep 29, 2012 in Featured | 0 comments

Community Foundation Grants Awarded

We are honored to have been selected! “25 for 25” recipient organizations were recognized Tuesday evening at the Community Foundation’s George L. Ruder Forum at the Grand Theater in downtown Wausau. Diane Abitz, Executive Director of Stable Hands Equine Therapy Center- Front row, 2nd from left.            

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Team focus: Paige and Therapy Pony “Whisper”

Posted by on Sep 20, 2012 in Featured | 0 comments

Team focus:  Paige and Therapy Pony “Whisper”

Paige is 8 years old and has Cerebral Palsy. She has a smile that lights up the room!   Paige  really enjoys riding and equine activities, assisted by her personal team.  Riding helps strengthen her muscles and also improves balance and coordination. Little Whisper the pony (from Midwest Horse Welfare Foundation) has been a perfect addition to our program.  He’s gentle, works well with volunteers and is the perfect size for our smaller riders and loves...

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September Classes

Posted by on Sep 12, 2012 in Featured | 0 comments

September Classes

For our September 8th and 9th sessions- despite a little rain classes went very well.   Instructor Angela Fredrickson makes sessions challenging and fun for riders.  The lesson included riding skills, following directions and game activities.  Thanks to all who made it such a positive experience!

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Our Field of Dreams

Posted by on Aug 14, 2012 in Featured | 0 comments

Our Field of Dreams

“Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see further.” -Thomas Carlyle. It’s not there yet…but we see an indoor arena that will allow us to hold lessons for our special needs clients when the weather is bad and after dark. We see an indoor arena that will allow us to operate year round- expanding to include services to veterans who have suffered physical and mental trauma.  We see gatherings for 4H groups, horse clubs, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts.  There is so much we can offer with a...

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