Noah is enjoying riding a different horse (zip) in our Fall Semester and he is steadily progressing in his SpiritHorse steps! Working on 2 point position at the trot! Way to go Noah!!
Cameron and Cookie
Payton during 2014 Fall Session!


"I thought he was adorable and I felt well, maybe the world might," Lucas' mom, Cortney Warren, said after her son was selected as the Gerber baby.

"It’s about not letting anyone feel different." ❤️

When Gordon Hartman watched his then-12-year-old daughter, Morgan, have trouble making friends in a swimming pool during a family vacation, he was heartbroken.

The McCallie Student Leadership Camp made their annual visit to SpiritHorse at Black Fox to help prepare for the Fall 2017 Semester of Therapeutic Riding. Their volunteer efforts always helps to position SpiritHorse to be able to keep the therapeutic riding FREE to special needs kids!

Another wonderful Spring Semester ends this week. How proud we are of our riders! We hope everyone enjoys their summer! Feel free to come visit us at the barn and get a free kitten. LOL We hope to see all of you again in the fall.

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Autism Parenting Magazine

“I’m being led by the hand by my child, not the other way around.” - Jaco has autism. His dad, Richard worries about how he’ll fit into the adult world. via BBC Stories

Cameron and her new mount for the Spring session, Ellie are learning each other and doing great!

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When Mikayla Holmgren takes the stage later this year, it will be a first for the Minnesota contest and, as far as pageant officials know, the country.
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Horses That Heal

Great explanation of how therapeutic riding enhances focus, behavior, strength, balance, communication & motor skills! For more information visit

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Human Animal Bond Research Institute - HABRI

According to recent studies, children with autism spectrum disorder often experience positive behavioral changes when they are around animals, becoming more rec...eptive to social advances from their peers. Learn more: #AutismAwarenessMonth #ThePetEffect

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I remember the last time these folks played at the CG Jubilee. Great music and folks with a heart of gold. These folks are also great supporters of the SpiritHorse Therapeutic Riding at Black Fox for special needs kids! Come on out Friday night at 7 PM for a great time of fellowship and good ole' Tennessee mountain music!

Fri 7:00 PM EDTCleveland Cowboy ChurchCleveland, TN
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Opening Day for baseball, yes . . . but more importantly, OPENING DAY for our 14th semester of THERAPEUTIC RIDING FOR SPECIAL NEEDS KIDS at the Black Fox Equestrian Center!

SpiritHorse At Black Fox opens it's 14th semester today. Sadly, like some opening day baseball games we had to deal with the rain and reschedule today's sessions for a drier day.

Thanks to all of the individuals, companies, organizations and foundations who donate to keep this therapy FREE to the children and families we serve. Thank you!

2017 Spring Sessions start this week!

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Today is World Autism Day. In relation to this, equine therapy has been known to show improvement in balance, strength and motor coordination in people with dev...elopmental disabilities. A vast array of behavioral, communication and sensory improvements can be achieved when riding horses. Many individuals that participate in equine therapy appreciate the bond that is developed between a loving human and their horse! #worldautismday #therapyhorse

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Despite her Grandma being who she was, Isabella was denied admission to college because her Down Syndrome would make her "unable to cope."

Evidently, what she did instead worked out wayyy better anyway. Now, she's being invited to London, Miami, and Paris.

Just a few hours after its birth, the long-legged brown foal stands in its stall, appearing on first glance to be sound, sturdy and healthy. But something is very wrong with this newborn horse.