Share A Mom's Story
Hi all, I'm Susan Hardy, the mother of Quinn Sneddon who was a rider here for many years until she changed gears and wanted to be a barn crew volunteer. We came to Shea in 2003 to reap the benefits of therapeutic riding for Quinn's disabilities (ADHD, spatial awareness, gravitational insecurity, motor processing, auditory processing, speech and language). Since I had a history with horses since childhood I took the volunteer training courses to be Quinn's leader. The community at Shea we have been embraced by just put the icing on the cake of the improvements Quinn made with therapy. I have seen Quinn work through so many of her issues and become self-sufficient and full of self esteem. It is so gratifying to see her progress and now when I am here on Saturdays leading other another family's lucky child I can look down at the barn and see my own little busy bee Quinn grooming, pulling horses, getting tack out, tacking up horses herself,and doing whatever the LTA asks of her with confidence and assurance. As a parent and volunteer I feel so blessed to be a part of this wonderful place that helps not just the riders but the volunteers every day. My heart is filled to overflowing every day I spend here at Shea.Please help my team to support
this amazing place!