To honor Disability Awareness Month this October, the DuPage Children’s Museum will host horses from Ready Set Ride, a therapeutic recreation facility in Plainfield, IL, on Thursday, October 18 from 5-7PM.
Visitors to the Museum will have the opportunity to pet, feed and groom horses and learn more about the organization’s horseback riding services for special needs or terminally ill children.
“We are delighted to welcome these very special horses to DuPage Children’s Museum,” said Cindy Miller, the Museum’s Community Access Coordinator. “Through their gentle nature, they have a very unique way of helping children with special needs achieve the highest quality of life possible. We think our members and visitors will love meeting them!”
Ready Set Ride uses therapeutic horseback riding for children to improve balance, coordination, focus, independence, confidence, motor and social skills. Therapeutic riding is beneficial to children and adults with any of a wide range of cognitive, physical and emotional conditions.
Ready Set Ride is visiting DuPage Children’s Museum as part of the Museum’s Third Thursday program. Third Thursday is a special time at DuPage Children’s Museum designated for families of children with special needs to enjoy the Museum and take advantage of the many parent and community resources available to them. This program is available the third Thursday of every month from 5-7PM and the Museum is open to everyone until 8PM.