MTR Testimonials and Quotes
Thanks to our riders, their family members and helpers, our volunteers, our horse owners, and our staff for providing witness to the life-changing experiences that occur here.
"I couldn’t believe that after each lesson, his speech had become better and better. I wasn’t expecting his speech to be impacted, but it was indeed! One thing is certain, when the riders are on their horse; the whole world is brighter for them. I’ve seen the smiles, and shared the stories...it is truly a place where healing is taking place ." —An excerpt from a testimonial from a rider's mom (click to read entire testimonial)
"The benefits of our weekly session carry us through the week..." —An excerpt from a testimonial from a rider's father (click to read entire testimonial)
"Team work is what MTR is all about, from early in the morning to later in the day, our horses, our riders, our volunteers and our hard working staff are united in an extraordinary team with the common goal of caring for each other in pursuit of our mission."
—Richard Mosher, Volunteer
"In this past year alone, I've been able to sit unsupported, trot, stand up in the stirrups...stand without upper extremity support, walk supported on graded ground...the aforementioned seemed like a far cry from possible when I first began at MTR, as I was practically being held up by my side walkers." —An excerpt from a rider testimonial (click to read entire testimonial)
"Something “healed” through Apollo and her... The experience has had a profound experience with and for her." —An excerpt from a Hospice of the Chesapeake social worker (click to read entire testimonial)
"On behalf of my son Sam, I would like to express our gratitude for the work that MTR does. Beyond the expected benefits of his therapy (increased muscle tone and bodily control, etc.), Sam has also developed added self-confidence that helps him in other facets of his life. We're glad to be part of such a wonderful program."
—Jill and Ben Sussman, Rider Parents
"He can go to MTR in a very uptight and angry mood because of what is happening in his life...he comes back relaxed and happy." —An excerpt from a testimonial from a rider's aunt (click to read entire testimonial)