Demonstration of Therapeutic Horsemanship for Veterans Offered

Maine AgrAbility is sponsoring a demonstration of equine-assisted therapy for veterans 1–3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24 at Thistle Ridge Equestrian Centre, 1289 Village Road, Smithfield.

Charmaine Bouford, certified rehabilitation counselor for SpiritHorse Therapeutic Center (SHTC) and a registered therapeutic riding instructor, is the presenter. The demonstration, which is for veterans, service providers who work with veterans, people interested in learning more about equine therapy and the general public, is free for veterans. A $20 fee for nonveterans supports programs at SHTC.

University of Maine Cooperative Extension partners with the National AgrAbility Project to work with farmers, farm workers and farm family members with a chronic health condition or disability. For more information, or to request a disability accommodation, contact Lani Carlson, 207.944.1533, 800.287.1471 (in Maine).