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Gabi’s Story

Twelve-year-old Gabriela (Gabi) Gavarret’s love of horses has always been therapeutic for her. She started riding horses when she was three years old in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and started walking a few months later.

“I truly believe that the therapeutic horseback riding was essential to help Gabi strengthen her core and balance so she could start walking by herself when she was three years old,” says her mother, Marina. “It made all the difference.”

Today, Gabi rides at a therapeutic horseback riding center near her home in Kentucky, where she also participates in a program that helps children build literacy skills by reading books to therapy horses. She’s been attending the center since 2019.

You can read more about Gabi in this recent news article.