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    North of NYC North of NYC By Houlihan Lawrence By Houlihan Lawrence by

    Our Relocation Team frequently handles unique requests. This is the story of how we helped meet a family's unique need.

    Recently, a relocating family requested information on whether their autistic child could continue their therapeutic horseback riding in our area. While Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess Counties are known for horse farms and riding centers, this was something unfamiliar to us.

    PegasusOur research began by speaking with our agents who are avid riders, calling local riding centers and conducting online searches.  We were pleased to discover that the Pegasus Farm’s Therapeutic Riding Program fit the bill. Created in 1975, the Pegasus organization provides the therapeutic benefits of horseback riding to physically, emotionally and developmentally challenged individuals at facilities and stables in New York and Connecticut.

    Today, Pegasus assists more than 200 children and adults at their 20 acre farm in Brewster, NY. All of their instructors are certified by NARHA (North American Riding for the Handicapped Association, Inc.) and supported by numerous dedicated volunteers.

    It’s wonderful that these programs exist locally and rewarding to know that this child would be able to continue to ride after moving to Westchester County.  Needless to say the parents were thrilled that one thing could remain constant for their child after their cross-country move.

    For more information on Pegasus Therapeutic Riding program visit their website, and get more information on therapeutic horseback riding from NARHA or the New York State Horse Council.