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Horse riding therapy in Carthage receives funding boost

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Area adults and children with disabilities can find some healing through riding horses and today that therapy received a funding boost.  

Three bands performed at Carthage Memorial Hall this afternoon, to help raise money for the nonprofit organization Medicine H.A.T. Inc.

Organizers say funds from the event will go towards operational costs and financial assistance given to people who cannot afford the service provided through a social agency.

"We do not put any identity in a specific spectrum of disability," said Brent Erwin, director and founder of Medicine H.A.T., Inc. "We all have disabilities.  It's just a matter of what are we going to do about it."

"It's great for adults with post traumatic stress syndrome," said Claudia Stephan, Medicine H.A.T. Client.  "I suffer from that. To me, it's very healing to be on the horses, to be out in nature, to see the other animals, and to trust an animal."

Stephan says Medicine H.A.T., Inc. is a blessing to a lot of people.

"When you sit on top of a horse, you feel on top of the world," she said.  "When you ride, you feel like you're flying. You have an independence. There is nothing like it. They are not judgmental. They accept you. It just makes a big, big difference in so many people's lives."

"People say we're blessing people, but I have to say, being the director and founder, that we're the ones that have received a blessing," Erwin said.

For those who missed today's event, the organization is still accepting donations online at http://medhattrails.org/.
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