Stories tagged with: BREAKING FREE

June 18, 2016 - 7:08pm
3 weeks 6 days ago

ZANESVILLE, Oh - More than 700 rubber ducks raced down the Y-Bridge Canal all for a good cause.

Hundreds of area residents attended the 1st Annual Duck Derby Saturday. The fun began at 10 a.m with crafts, food vendors, a kids zone, and a petting zoo. Founder and Executive Director of Breaking Free, Linda Lake said all of the money raised from this event will benefit Breaking Free programs.

"We provide equine therapeutic to veterans free of charge so...

November 11, 2014 - 5:28pm
1 year 41 weeks ago

In honor of Veterans Day Tuesday, Breaking Free Therapeutic Riding Center is showing a documentary this week about a veteran who found solace in a horse.

The movie, Riding my way Back, tells the story of one veteran who struggled with reconnecting to the world outside of war. Erika Brooks with Breaking Free said the documentary helps show people what veterans deal with when returning from war.

"The documentary really shows how much of a difference horses can make in the...

April 9, 2014 - 5:38pm
2 years 19 weeks ago

A year ago, 5-year-old Ava McClelland, born with a cervical spine deformity, would have never been able to ride a horse.

"She had a surgery last year to decompress her cervical spine and before that she was walking on her knees and she could write her name and feed herself. And during the surgery last year, in the middle of it, she just lost everything," said Ava's Mom, Nicholette McClelland. "When she came out of surgery, she couldn't move even a finger."

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April 9, 2014 - 1:45pm
2 years 19 weeks ago

Breaking Free, an organization serving children with both physical and developmental disabilities for children through therapeutic riding, is expanding to a new indoor arena. Founder and Executive Director of Breaking Free, Linda Lake, says the first thing a child gains through Breaking Free's programs is a friend, and says she hopes to offer that experience to more children.

"The open house is for anybody and everybody that would just like to just learn a little bit about what...

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