The Enduring Power of Hope

As the pandemic ravaged New York, a therapeutic riding program saved their herd and the future

Charm and Rosebud peer through the slatted sides of the horse trailer that has come to take them home, eyes level and unwavering, a steady presence even now, when so much has changed.

Home. Back tot he streets of New York, to the therapeutic riding center where they are the healing guardians of frail bodies and psyches. The steady clip of hooves and they are across the sidewalk, heads lowered, back to the stalls they left when the spread of coronavirus closed the city and the barn…

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