GAIT Therapeutic Riding Center continues to follow state and federal recommendations during the COVID-19 crisis. We hope to resume normal operations in May, and we look forward to seeing our staff, volunteers, riders, and friends as soon as it is safe. As we wait, we are noticing signs of spring.
Maybe you are noticing, too? This week, as the temperature warms and days grow almost imperceptibly longer, the grass is greening, trees are budding, and flowers are blooming. The horses are here, playing and enjoying each other; the limited staff that comes to GAIT to care for them shares the experience as often as possible on Facebook. If you want to see what’s happening, like our page and please feel free to interact online.
When it becomes safer to move about, we hope you will visit our labyrinth. The farm is a quiet, peaceful, natural place to be. Once pandemic restrictions are eased, consider making an appointment to walk in solitude or with your immediate family.
Many of us are celebrating holidays this week. Our traditions can help us remember that we are loved and treasured, that we have a responsibility to one another during difficult times, and that there is hope for renewal and rebirth even on the darkest days.
If you need us, please reach out. We are skilled not only with horses, but also with people. Our experience with mental health, life coaching, and addiction counseling can help us help you if you feel alone. Call 570-409-1140 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you experience serious distress, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 anytime, day or night, seven days a week. These days can be lonely, but you are not alone
All fundraising efforts at GAIT have been temporarily suspended, with exception of the “Race for the Ribbons,” which goes directly to support GAIT’s horses. If you are in a position to donate at this time, please follow the link below. And thank you.