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post #1 of 4 Old 10-08-2017, 02:52 PM Thread Starter
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Change Therapeutic Horse Riding Stables

I found a new Therapeutic Horse Riding Program closer to where I live in Santa Monica, CA, but it costs more money because it is not a non-profit one. I am a disabled adult woman who lives with my mom. My mom and my dad are divorced. My dad is dating one of the instructors at my current one. I feel like they're holding me back because of my dad. My dad wants his girlfriend to teach me how to canter not any of the other instructors. I want to canter on my own not on what my dad wants. Yesterday, I had a great lesson at %^&*$ because my dad was at a hardware store. My mom is tired of my dad using my riding lessons as his social life. How do I get money for the new one? I'm not able to get a job because of my disability.

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There are programs at many places for reduced costs or free riding for the need to ask.
Also check into your health insurance paying some of the costs....
If this can be worked as "therapeutic" it may qualify as a form or P/T or O/T services if you require them.
Therapeutic riding also works with certain forms of therapy for brain injuries....
There will be limitation of number of lessons no matter what kind of assistance is offered...
Special Olympics also offers equestrian riding as a sport...another place to look.
All places and programs though must meet strict guidelines and program structure, have certified coaches, and insurance.
Good luck.

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Maybe I can sell some of my old Handheld games, my Barbie Watch, and Mickey Mouse Watch from when I was a child to get money for riding lessons. I also have two collectors coins, a 1925 Peace Dollar and a 1964 dime that I could also get money for the lessons. I could also volunteer at the stable in exchange for lessons. I just don't want ride at my old one anymore because it is too awkward with my dad and his girlfriend. I could ask my uncle for money for riding lessons for my birthday and Hanukkah. Which one would be the best to get money for riding lessons?
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Do not sell your cherished childhood mementos and memory makers for a few dollars to ride a horse...
You will regret that decision.

Ask your mom for help looking into programs that are for exactly what you are....a disabled adult.
There are grants, donations and such...but the money is not endlessly given and it must be shared with many others also needing assistance.
Some programs also have a sliding scale program but someone needs to ask about it...your mom as you probably also need to fill out financial papers and that is private, privileged information NOT to be shared here.
You might just have to ride less often if the new place is more expensive to afford your lessons...
Special Olympics I know pays for a certain number of lessons at a set need to be in a Special Olympics program and participant though to be eligible.

I hope you find a solution but ask mom to help you...

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