A Real Twist on a Boy and His Horse

by Darley Newman

I read every day, literally, about the benefits of therapeutic riding. There are stories published in small town newspapers, blogs and on the radio. (I know because I have my google alert set for it. It's a topic of interest to me.)

One story sent to me this week from a friend really caught my attention. Peter Applebome's "Against All Odds, a Beautiful Life" in the New York Times captures the short and struggle filled life of Maurice Mannion-Vanover, who passed away on January 14th at the age of 20. 

While Maurice wasn't in an organized therapeutic riding program, he had his very own horse named Rocky at home in Montclair, New Jersey. Read this story