The Guilfordian

Horsepower: organization changes lives one ride at a time

Horsepower volunteers guide a rider and his horse. Horsepower’s mission is to increase the quality of life for people with life challenges through equine-related activities.// Photo by Abigail Abantohollans/The Guilfordian

Yunah Kim, Staff Writer

October 27, 2017

“(Watching) every child ... get on the horse becomes your favorite memory because you watch how they respond and how they come to life,” said volunteer Jan Byrd. Located in Colfax, North Carolina, Horsepower Therapeutic Learning Center is a nonprofit organization that provides therapeutic horseback...

The Henkels’ experience

Abigail AbantoHollans, Staff Writer

October 27, 2017

“Blake has been at Horsepower for about 14 years,” said Allen Henkel, whose son, Blake, takes riding classes at Horsepower. Horsepower Therapeutic Learning Center has many different programs to help individuals of all ages, both with and without disabilities, to interact with and ride horses....