The Healing Power of Horses (Aired on January 4, 2013)

Stephanie Fitzpatrick

Stephanie Fitzpatrick

Stephanie Fitzpatrick, a Red Hook Rotarian and Executive Director of the nonprofit Hidden Hollow Farm Riding Center, discusses how riding and grooming the farm’s docile horses encourage growth in those with a broad range of disabilities. In addition to horseback riding, the farm supports “petting as healing,” using miniature horses, goats, and pigs also living on the Farm. The animals also help restore health to crime victims and those in the “hero” category: veterans, police, EMS, fire fighters, and their families.There is no fee for these heroes. Ms. Fitzpatrick’s heartfelt stories are very moving and powerful, such as her description of people of various ages who speak for the first time in their lives at the Center. Ms. Fitzpatrick is also a coach for the Special Olympics.

Learn More:
Hidden Hollow Farm Riding Center
Therapeutic Riding
Equestrian Special Olympics
Contact: 845 758-0619 or email

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January 4, 2013 · Posted in Animals, Developmentally Disabled, Health  

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