At Reliable Contracting, we believe in giving back to the community and helping the people around us. It’s one of the principles that we base our business on and something we put into practice as often as possible. One charity that is very near and dear to us is Maryland Therapeutic Riding (MTR). Just about anyone who has ever had a pet or been around animals knows how comforting they can be and what a difference they can make in our lives. MTR was founded in 1996 and focuses on just that.
MTR operates on the belief that interacting with horses can help people with a variety of problems and disabilities, from mental disorders to emotional and physical issues. Some of the disorders that can be treated with therapeutic riding are ADHD, autism, and neurological disorders. Riding instructors, certified therapists, and trainers all work together to give the best experience possible to those who seek the aide of MTR and the comfort of an animal. The two types of therapy that MTR provide include hippotherapy and therapeutic riding. Hippotherapy involves working directly with a horse and a therapist to overcome disabilities. Therapeutic riding helps people develop social skills and can be very calming. MTR works with patients to set realistic goals both on and off the horse and help them work to achieve those goals! Therapeutic riding is a great solution for many people, and we at Reliable are honored to be able to help places like MTR help others – including our military veterans and those with special needs.
We recently helped sponsor MTR’s “Derby Day.” Guests were able to buy tickets and participate in this fun event. Anyone who bought a ticket was treated to a live showing of the Kentucky Derby with mock betting, a silent auction, a dinner buffet, and mint juleps! “Derby Day” was like a day at the race track without actually having to go all the way to Kentucky. This event helped MTR raise a little over $142,000, $6,000 of which came from donations raised by Reliable Contracting through silent auction items. We are proud that we could be so instrumental in the funds raised for this great charity. If you’d like to learn more about MTR, donate, or find future events, please visit their website.
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