Piqua Fish & Game
Eagles' Wings Stable, Inc.
5730 N Washington Rd
Piqua, OH 45356
Eagles’ Wings Therapeutic Riding Center, whose mission is to provide therapeutic riding and equine-assisted activities for people with special needs, was co-founded by Keith and Ann Schaurer and Keith's mother, Sandra Knipe. The Schaurer’s became involved in Therapeutic Riding in 2003 after a nephew was diagnosed with transverse myelitis. In 2004 they began development of a business model, became involved with The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH), built a new stable, converted an existing machine shed to an indoor riding arena, began training for Keith to become a Certified Riding Instructor, and launched a successful pilot program. They received their 501 (c) (3) status from the IRS in 2006.
Eagles’ Wings Stable, Inc. provides equine-assisted therapeutic activities for people with special needs to benefit and improve development and quality of life
Eagles’ Wings Stable, Inc. recognizes the importance of physical, mental and emotional well-being for each participant. Participants develop balance, strength, stability, social, emotional and cognitive skills that enrich their daily lives and their contribution to society
We value the multidimensional motion and personality of the horse as a therapist to make the movements and connections necessary to improve the participants’ well-being.
Some Special Needs That Can Benefit From Therapeutic Riding
Spinal cord injury
Traumatic brain injury
Benefits to Participants
Appropriate socialization skills
Attention to task
Balance and coordination
Confidence and self-esteem
Crossing midline/headon midline
Gross and fine motor skills
Numbers, colors, letters, shapes
Sensory integration issues
Verbalization and communication skills