MAIN STAY THERAPEUTIC FARM      6919 KEYSTONE RD    RICHMOND IL, 60071    815.653.9374   CONTACT US

DONATE To encourage, enrich and empower individuals through the therapeutic benefits of horses, animals and nature in an uplifting and nurturing setting. Main Stay is a place where bodies are challenged, minds embrace possibilities, and spirits are renewed.

 

Success Stories

Jess

Jess’ world changed forever when she was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare form of cancer that left her unable to move from the waist down. After being told that she might never walk again, Jess, an equestrian and Main Stay volunteer, determinedly returned to Main Stay; this time in a wheelchair, no longer a volunteer, but now a rider.

Healing Power of Horses

“A horse is the projection of peoples’ dreams about themselves – strong, powerful, and beautiful – and it has the capability of giving us escape from our mundane existence.” -- Pam Brown, author. 

The “existence” of a young sexual assault victim is fear, hyper-vigilance, dread of the moment, and a subtle loss of social skills and focus.   During a day camp some of our wonderful equine teachers were on hand to work with these very private young girls. 

A Husband and Son’s Story

A husband’s observations of his wife’s improvements from riding under the guidance of skilled instruction come as a result of being both a teacher and a football coach for nearly 30 years. He values the measuring of each goal as he and his son have watched their wife and mother go from needing side walkers for support to riding unassisted.

Contact information

Main Stay Therapeutic Farm

6919 Keystone Rd., Richmond, IL 60071

Tel: 815.653.9374  Fax: 815.728.1224

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