Keiser University Equine students recently assisted leaders of the Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding center with facility painting and holiday preparations. Among the many who will benefit from the improvements are children with autism and veterans with post traumatic stress disorder.
“Through the act of giving of their time, our students were blessed with gaining a broader understanding of the therapeutic value derived through the presence of horses and the power of riding,” said Julie Snyder, Keiser University’s Equine Program Director. “What better way to further one’s understanding and appreciation for the equine industry than investing time to help one of our community partners,” she said.
While preparing students for admission to graduate programs in Veterinarian Medicine, the Keiser University Biomedical Science degree with an Equine Studies Concentration offers students the opportunity to develop hands-on experience in handling horses and horse training. Also offered is the Keiser University Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration with an Equine Studies Concentration in which students can gain insights into horse management, training opportunities, and more.
Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center has been serving people with physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities of all ages in Palm Beach County since 1982. Founded due to the determination and dedication of Executive Director Ruth Menor who recruited other community leaders to help establish and fund its programs, the 15-acre Loxahatchee, Florida facilities include a 45,000 square foot covered arena and a 24-stall barn. Community members benefit from a number of therapeutic riding and equine assisted psychotherapy programs.