Big Hearts Outdoors is proud to donate two riding grants for special needs children to experience therapy horseback riding at the Central Illinois Riding Therapy Arena. CIRT is recognized by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl) as a “premier center” – the highest possible level of accreditation. The benefit of the therapy includes increased balance, strength and flexibility. The self-confidence and communication skills learned as the rider experiences this unique therapy is fun and exciting. The families volunteer to support the horse shows and competitions that are promoted with the organization as they encourage their special needs family member to excel and compete in new challenges. Pictures will be added soon of the riders we are supporting. We wish the horseback riders and their families a great experience and look forward to sharing their stories with you.