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Thursday, August 13, 2015
The James S. Brady Therapeutic Riding Program - Brady Therapeutic Riding is on Facebook.
The "Brady" Therapeutic Riding Program for children with special needs helps disabled and disadvantaged youths in the San Francisco Bay Area through horses. http://www.bradyriding.org/
Today we said "happy trails" to our dear friend and volunteer, Andrea. She sets forth to Colorado to broaden her horizons and cow girl up on a cattle ranch. We can not thank her enough for all the commitment and love she has given while with us. May she always know that all of us at Brady Riding hold her in our hearts. Come back to us one day, Andrea!! We love you!
Spirit Horse Winery benefits Brady Riding Program. Board members dinner by Cuisine by Leila and Linda McCouloch. So many wonderful event for the future for Brady. We are blessed. These are amazing minds and hearts.
Tomorrow's going to be Brady-Gorgeous in Golden Gate Park! Looking forward to our clients and volunteers and pony fabulous moments. 10:30am-2:30pm. Come be a part of the love. Bercut Field, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.
Back in the saddle again! First Brady Saturday of 2015 and a beautiful day. Stellar volunteers, we welcomed two new families into our program, 12 riders in all today. We are so blessed to be doing this work. And, so thankful for your love and support. Keep it coming, Brady community!
Being an executive director is defined by this: wearing multiple hats at one time. Today I am a graphic designer. Huge thanks to my brother extraordiare, Philip, for helping me design the Brady Riding holiday cards!
Spirit Horse Vineyards benefits The James S. Brady Therapeutic Riding Program with a portion of their wine sales. Please take advantage of this wonderful promotion and support Brady Riding while toasting to your thanksgiving holiday. Their wine is sublime, by the way.
Equine therapist, Olaf, taking a nap during the lunch break. He rests his head on the fence and falls asleep. A beautiful day out at Brady. All clients were stellar. Volunteers were rock stars. Next time, more action pics. Had our hands full today!
Gabriella Beemsterboer, volunteer with Brady for 6 years, leaves for college. We will MISS HER! Congratulations, Gabi! We look forward to you returning on holiday. Thank you for your years of service and heart of love for Brady.
I had the wonderful honor of meeting James S. Brady when I was 15. He gave my mother and I his blessing and permission to use his name for our riding program. He was full of humor, kindness and positivity. I am showing him pictures of the children in our program and the events we held in his honor. I will never forget his presence and warmth. God rest your beautiful soul, Mr. Brady. Thank you for the light and leadership you gave your country and the sacrifice you made so many years ago.
Every child is whole. Where there is stigma, where there is fear, where there is shadow, love can light the way and break the barriers. And, there is nothing like the love that shines from the nose, nuzzle and lift of the horse.
In February, as part of it's Posted series, the ASHA Leader asked on Facebook, "Do you, as an SLP, diagnose autism spectrum disorder independently or as a team?" The response we received was varied and indicated there is some...
After all that rain, Brady Riding is a go! The sun is out in Golden Gate Park, the birds are singing their morning chorus, the ponies, Olaf and Daisy, will arrive soon. Put on your boots, it may be a little wet out there.
Good morning, Brady friends! Looking forward to all the pony inspired smiles and hugs that will make this day even more beautiful. Come and see the love in action from 10-2:30 today at Bercut Field in Golden Gate Park!