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*10/19 Update: Thanks to your generosity, we have reached our goal for a grand total of $73,000! Thank you! There are still a few incidental costs associated with this project (electricians, installation, etc), so please feel free to continue to donate through the GoFundMe link below.


*Update: Thank you! We've reached our $23,000 goal for the first part of this initiative.

Now, WTMJ Cares wants to help Rides and Reins keep their barn doors open all winter.  Currently, therapeutic riding lessons have to stop at the end of October because the barn isn't heated.  That's why we're continuing our fundraising through next Thursday with the goal of raising an additional $54,771 -- so kids with special needs don't have to wait until spring to resume this valuable and important part of their lives.  

Your donation will help fully insulate the building and contribute to new cladding/putting in the ceiling with insulation/removal and replacement of the current lights and building fans. This is all to ensure generations of children, with the purest smiles, will keep riding and receiving the rewarding and special therapy they find at Rides and Reins. 


SLINGER, WI -- Rides & Reins needs your help. The organization will have to close its doors if it doesn't raise funds for an ADA compliant restroom and septic system, leaving children without this vital outlet.

Rides & Reins GoFundMe campaign:

"We need to raise $23,000 by November.

Rides and Reins is a Therapeutic Riding Center in Slinger, Wisconsin for children with disabilities (autism, brain injuries, Cerebral Palsy, Downs Syndrome, MS, MD, Spina Bifida, spinal cord injuries and more). Rides and Reins provides these handicap riders with physical, emotional and cognitive needs through the therapeutic effects of horseback riding.

Did you know that the walking gait of the horse simulates the movement of a person walking on two legs? During a therapeutic riding session, these actions relax and stimulate unused muscles while actually building muscle tone, improving balance, coordination as well as patience and self esteem for these special needs riders.

The Town of Polk is requiring this bathroom and septic be built for the facility to continue operations. Please help fund this worthy cause."

Thank you for your generosity!

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