Therapeutic Riding Gives Kids A Sense Of Freedom

by Mackenzie Stasko on May 10, 2013 at 7:28 am

As part of the McDonalds of Zanesville’s ‘Lovin’ The Communities We Serve’ program, they are offering free advertising to one non-profit organization every month. Breaking Free, a riding center that gives disabled children a sense of freedom and independence, is May’s recipient.

"McDonalds had put out that they were going to help non-profits in the area that do not get as much recognition and my secretary says to me, why don’t you try it," said Linda Lake, Executive Director of Breaking Free.

Lake started Breaking Free with her husband five years ago and says they help kids who suffer from all different types of disabilities.

 "We take from the autistic, cerebral palsy, spinal bifida, they might be kids that have down syndrome, they might be kids that are physically and mentally disabled in lots of different ways."

There are still spots open for this season’s riding program which runs from late May through mid September. If you would like to register your child for therapeutic riding classes, you can call 740-873-2320 to register.