Kuna ranch helps unite abused and disabled kids with horses
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Makiah Danzer spends hours each week riding bare back at new ranch in Kuna. It's therapy for the 13-year-old born with cerebral palsy.
"I love riding. It's so fun," Danzer said.
Sun River's mission is unique, to unite abused and disabled children and horses. The philosophy sees simple, but the results are anything but.
"We wanted to provide an experience not necessarily a ridding lesson. It's an experience," said ranch manager Tanya Ambler. "Parents come out, take a deep breath, rest and we work with the kids."
With a background in special education, Ambler's dream to start this non profit ranch finally took shape last spring. Since then they've worked with dozens of children whose families don't pay a dime. Every lesson is free.
"It just brightens our day to see the kids giggling and laughing on the horses. It's a blessing to be able to do it," said Ambler.