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Host Committee Helen Picard & Linda Peterson
Whispering Manes Therapeutic Riding Center is located in the heart of Horse Country in Miami-Dade County. Its mission is to benefit children and adults with special needs or disabilities by offering them the opportunity to interact with dedicated horses in a manner that promotes physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. Through programs at Whispering Manes people can develop therapeutic relationships with horses, crossing boundaries of speech and physical disabilities in a way that encourages healing and improved self-esteem. In its first year of operation, Whispering Manes has positively impacted the lives of dozens of Miami-Dade children with muscular and cognitive disorders. With your help, Whispering Manes will be able to expand its equine assisted therapy programs to hundreds more affected children and adults as well as local veterans returning from war with PSTD and social disabilities.