Therapeutic horse riding center gives back to community (includes video story)

Whispering Manes is a non-profit organization started in 2012 located in Miami. It is a therapeutic riding center that also provides horsemanship for individuals with disabilities. Their main objective is to have children and adults with special needs or disabilities benefit from interactions with horses in a way that promotes physical, mental and emotional well-being which will boost the participants’ self-esteem and healing.

This feature story covers Whispering Manes’ director Robin Bramson, Promise Land Academy owner Veronica Ward, volunteer Carly Harowitz and returning participants. Bramson is also the head riding instructor.

This organization provides great service not only to those involved but also to the community. This organization has grown rapidly without showing any signs of slowing down.

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