Riding High Farm in Allentown provides equine therapy for riders with disabilities

As horse racing season reaches its peak in New Jersey, one farm is going above and beyond to make riding a reality for those who

Riding High Farm in Allentown is dedicated to special needs riders.

Riding High Farm in Allentown is dedicated to special needs riders. (7/31/13)

ALLENTOWN - As horse racing season reaches its peak in New Jersey, one farm is going above and beyond to make riding a reality for those who might never have a chance.

Riding High Farm in Allentown is dedicated to special needs riders. Young and old riders with both physical and cognitive disabilities can come to the farm to ride horses.

"An autistic child can't connect with another human being, but this animal is different,” Robyn Struz, of Riding High Farm, says. “They're allowed to be themselves and the horse doesn't judge them.”

"They build a special bond, you can see it,” says Jessica Shenski, a riding instructor at the farm. “These horses know 'this kid brings me treats’ and they connect.”

While the bond between horse and rider is paramount, there's another connection with the parents of the riders.

"He comes here every week since he was 7,” says Judi Whyte of her son. “He has a great rapport with the horses, and I am so comfortable and thrilled that he has been riding.”
 

More on this topic

Riding High Farm

Website

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

1 VIDEO: Families of victim, suspect argue in Paterson court
A bacterial infection known as leptospirosis is affecting 2 Bacterial infection affecting dogs in New Jersey
News 12 New Jersey - Weather On The 3 New Jersey Weather Forecast
There were speeches, flag waving, chants of U-S-A, 4 President Trump supporters rally on Seaside Heights boardwalk
New Jersey Transit expects to operate on a 5 NJ Transit to operate on regular weekend schedule following derailment

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE