New electric lift helps Hearts and Hooves
The new electric lift helps safely transport the clients of Hearts and Hooves from chair to horse
Craig O’Neill , KTHV
SHERWOOD, Ark. (KTHV) — Until July 12, if a wheelchair-bound child or adult with a disability hoped to get on a horse, it took three to four volunteers at Hearts and Hooves.
Hearts and Hooves now has an electric lift that can safely transport clients from chair to horse. This will save time and quite a few backs.
It was not cheap.
The new machine cost 12,000 dollars. But thanks to a grant from the Disabled Veterans National Foundation, PATH International, and volunteer donations, a new era begins.
Sue Sudduth, the new director of H&H, told us she’s excited about what this will mean for new riders, and although the horses have yet to get acclimated, it’s just a matter of time.
To learn more, visit http://www.heartsandhooves.com/.
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