December 9th, 2023
Saturday, June 22nd, 2024 | 5pm
The Conner Corral – Home of TROT
104 E. 41st Place | Kennewick, WA 99337
“Please do not underestimate the value of any contribution whatsoever that you make. There’s a ripple effect that happens.
When you don’t live the special needs life – I didn’t before I had kids with special needs, you have no idea the depth and complication of everything from the emotion just to the practical day-to-day workings of it. It’s 24/7. It’s not horrible, but it’s hard.
When somebody steps in either with money, time, or whatever to intervene, it may be only time off that a special needs mom has the whole week.
It may be the only time a couple has to rest. It may be the only night of the week that the child sleeps because they are relaxed and comfortable.
This gift affects the community. It is much bigger than you realize, those ripples are there, and the effects are there.”
Noah’s Mom – TROT’s Pioneer Rider
Teaches riding skills to people with physical and mental challenges. Improves muscle tone, strength, flexibility, and coordination while increasing confidence and communication.
Trotter Club provides opportunities for young volunteers (ages 9-15) to gain fundamental horsemanship and develop life skills through teamwork, critical thinking, and working with special needs students.
Camry is Cynthia’s third Therapy dog she has raised and trained. They are an official team certified by Pet Partners and most recently awarded the higher level qualification which is Complex.
Promoting the well-being of people with special needs by providing animal-assisted therapies and activities.
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Since her first exposure to a small dog when she was 1-1/2 years old, Taylor has been afraid of all animals, almost to an irrational extent. There was nothing notable about her experience with the dog – we were camping and saw our friend’s dog resting at their campsite. We thought Taylor would love seeing it up close so we carried her over there (she hadn’t yet learned to walk) and set her down next to the dog. When she turned around and saw what was next to her, she about jumped out of her skin.