Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Dusty Boots Benefit Show

Thanks to everyone for making the Dusty Boots Benefit this past weekend a success. The show was held in north Phoenix to benefit Dusty Boots Riding Therapy, a Phoenix based non-profit.

“Dusty hands, dusty faces, dusty grins, dusty boots …
there’s magic in the dust … come take a ride”

Why Riding Therapy?

A horse’s rhythmic movements helps strengthen the rider’s “whole self”, which results in improved balance and posture. Motor skills, hand/eye coordination and interactive abilities improve; in addition, there is a sense of empowerment and independence along with a higher degree of self esteem.

The use of horses has gained increased interest in the world of psychotherapy. Those who are familiar with horses have always acknowledged their power to influence people in amazing ways. Horses have the ability to mirror what the human body language tells them. Accomplishing a task involving a horse increases confidence and provides wonderful metaphors when dealing with other challenging situations in life.

What does Dusty Boots offer?

  • Therapeutic Riding Programs
  • Equine Assisted Therapy
  • Riding Lessons
  • Team Building Sessions
  • Special Olympics Involvement
  • Scout Badge Certification