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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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How Great to Have Lessons at Our New Home!

Posted by on Jul 30, 2012 in Featured | 0 comments

How Great to Have Lessons at Our New Home!

We had weekend lessons again with  instructor Angela and are so very happy to be in operation.    What a great reunion with students’ families that we hadn’t seen for awhile.  We welcomed returning volunteers and a great group of new ones.  We have 6 instructors in training that will allow us to greatly expand our services. Thanks so much Angela Fredrickson for your excellent teaching.  The students loved being able to groom their horses and help tack up.  They sure loved the games, too!

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You Can Sponsor a Horse or Mini Donkey

Posted by on Jul 24, 2012 in Featured, Home Page | 0 comments

You Can Sponsor a Horse or Mini Donkey

Can you help? You can contribute for the daily care and feeding of any of the animals pictured: Bella, Whisper, Rebel, Noel, Leon and Sierra. Go to the “Donate” drop-down menu (under the header) and click on “Direct Donation.” All dollar amounts are appreciated and you will be acknowledged. Donations of $200 or more give you a visit to the farm and a photo taken with your recipient horse or donkey. How about your club or organization giving as a group? Donors will receive updates on their chosen animal and follow their...

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Hay Donations for Stable Hands

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

Hay Donations for Stable Hands

We are so very grateful to the Zahrt family members (pictured here) and also Randy and Marilyn Krueger for the donations of hay for our therapy animals. It was so very kind and thoughtful of them and will help a lot!

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About PATH Intl

Posted by on Jul 5, 2012 in News | Comments Off on About PATH Intl

About PATH Intl

Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.), a federally-registered 501(c3) nonprofit, was formed in 1969 as the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association to promote equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) for individuals with special needs. With over 3,500 certified instructors and 800 member centers around the globe, more than 6,500 PATH Intl. members help more than 42,000 children and adults with physical, mental and emotional challenges find strength and independence through the power...

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Horsemasters Donates to Stable Hands

Posted by on Jul 2, 2012 in Featured | Comments Off on Horsemasters Donates to Stable Hands

Horsemasters Donates to Stable Hands

On June 2nd, Marathon County 4H Horsemasters sponsored a Fun Show and the proceeds were donated to Stable Hands. We are so grateful for their efforts on our behalf!

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Our New Home

Posted by on May 25, 2012 in Featured | Comments Off on Our New Home

Our New Home

Our new location is 10710 Evergreen Drive, Wausau.   Since we bought the property just a few months ago, we’ve been working hard on remodeling and updating to make it suitable for our needs. Thanks to the wonderful volunteers who have stuck with us and are helping to convert this  former Clydesdale horse farm to an equine therapy center.   The barn is being updated from tie stalls to brand new box stalls.  We have our first horses and will be getting more in soon.  Our multipurpose building is getting remodeled to include a...

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Changing Lives

Posted by on May 3, 2012 in Information | 0 comments

Stable Hands, Inc Equine Therapy (ETC) is much more than learning to ride a horse. It’s a wonderful addition to standard therapy techniques. We do not perform physical therapy on the horse. Rather, what we do is reinforce what the rider is already working on in therapy and at home in a very unique way, using gentle horses as facilitators. It is the relationship between the rider and the horse as a companion animal which seems to draw the rider intensely into each session. But it is the unique qualities of the horse’s body size, body...

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New Gate Design

Posted by on Mar 26, 2012 in News | Comments Off on New Gate Design

New Gate Design

Gate design crafted by Fillmore Metal Crafters LLC (715-218-8302) in honor of local area Veterans, an anonymous donation by some very thoughtful people. We are very grateful, it is AWESOME!

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