Micaela Acree

April 14th, 2017|

March 3, 2017 To whom this may concern: It is with great pleasure that I write a testimonial and letter of support for Beyond Limits Therapeutic Riding. My 12 year-old daughter, Micaela, has been in this therapeutic riding school for three years and has been under the instruction of Kristen Moreland, who is certainly one of the best teachers in her field, having incredible aptitude for working with special needs children. My lovely little girl, Micaela, has high-functioning autism, and at the time that she began her training in April 2014, she was a relatively shy young lady with little physical activity in her life and suboptimal coordination. At this time, I am proud and pleased to share that therapeutic riding has transformed her... Micaela has demonstrated great improvement in her social skills most notably. Those who knew [...]

Maya Adams

March 9th, 2017|

Riding has helped me a lot with my balance and my communication with the animal and my awareness issues. My favorite part about riding is cantering. I like playing with all the horses. My favorite horse is Baloo. I love my riding instructor, Kristen, she is a really good at making you laugh. I see her not as an instructor, but as my family. I have made a lot of good friends. At summer camp, I made a cool friend that had the same ideas that I did, which was having our own horse and training. Sarah is my loyal friend, we teach each other how to do things. The best part about Special Olympics is getting all dressed up and doing my best for the judges. Please join us. Maya Adams Beyond Limits Rider [...]

Tony Jones

March 9th, 2017|

It is with great pleasure I write to you about my nephew Anthony Jones, and his awesome experiences in Therapeutic Riding, and in life. Tony, born into the socially awkward and confusing world of Autism, is now a 24-year-old high school graduate, gold medal Olympian, and working citizen. I am honored and humbled to have custody of him, and get to enjoy life with him; even with all the ups and downs raising an autistic person comes with. Tony has had a passion for riding since his first lesson with Kristen Moreland, his PATH Registered Therapeutic Riding Instructor, almost 8 years ago. Throughout those years he has flourished in the saddle, and in life. Riding has taught him responsibility, given him a sport he can succeed in and continue to progress with, and of course his favorite part, [...]

Max Webb

March 9th, 2017|

My name is Stacey Webb and I have a 15-year-old son who is both Autistic and Epileptic.  Max has struggled with many issues but the main one had been his speech, he is mostly selectively mute having a very difficult time know what to say and how to say it. Max also has seizures and sometimes will acts out in anger, mostly against me.  Max has been and is now a very loving boy, but with the onset of puberty things have changed a bit. His father couldn't deal with having a special needs son, his words not mine.  So, he left us in 2008 and moved out of the country to Canada.  That means I am both mother and father to Max and I can tell you it’s harder than you can fathom. About a year ago, we heard about [...]

Joseph Knox Williams

March 9th, 2017|

Our son Joseph Knox Williams is 31 years old. He has been special needs since birth due to Cerebral Palsy. He began therapeutic horseback riding when he was ten and during the next several years he had riding lessons and competed in Special Olympics. Because of his physical disabilities he was unable to ride unless he had at least three people assisting him, one on each side of his saddle and one to guide the horse. He improved some during these years, but at no time was he able to ride by himself. The stables where he rode closed and for several years he did not ride. In 2014 he began taking riding lessons again, this time at “Beyond Limits Therapeutic Riding”, with Kristen Moreland. He started out the same as he had before with at least three [...]