Letter from Board of Directors

September 9, 2016

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The directors and staff of Healing Strides would like to express our appreciation to all of you who have supported us through our 12 years of operation. Hundreds of men, women, and children have experienced the benefits of equine assisted learning and psychotherapy.

On September 6th, 2016, the board of directors voted to begin the process of shutting down Healing Strides Inc.

The logistics of operating an equine-based therapy model have become increasingly complex and costly in the last few years. In addition, we lost support organizations that we depended on, and financial sources have been dwindling. As a result, the board determined that Healing Strides is no longer financially sustainable.

These are difficult times for equine-based programs. Another well-known and well-funded Colorado therapeutic riding facility (Saddle Up Foundation) is also shutting down this year, attesting to the fact that equestrian type therapies are very expensive.

The process to shut down Healing Strides, Inc. was completed in December of 2016. Again, thank you for your support over the years.

With gratitude,
Jo Ellen Christian
Executive Director
Healing Strides, Inc.