CHAPS: Equine Assisted Therapy

(Courtesy photo)
(Courtesy photo)

Five Sheridan area nonprofits recently received grants from the Wyoming Community Foundation. We continue our series on the grant recipients today with a look at CHAPS Equine Assisted Therapy. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the details.

The mission of CHAPS is to provide high quality equine therapies for youth, adults and veterans with physical, mental, social and/or psychological disabilities. CHAPS Executive Director Kristen Marcus says that the $10,000 grant that they received from the Wyoming Community Foundation will be used specifically for scholarships.

Marcus said that CHAPS was founded in 2003 and was originally established as a Therapeutic Riding Program to serve children and adults with special needs and has expanded over the years to to offer therapeutic driving, Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy and Equine Assisted Learning. We’ll continue our series Wednesday with a look at how Big Brothers Big Sisters will be using the Wyoming Community Foundation grant.

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