Sitting Tall is a therapeutic riding program designed to teach basic horsemanship skills to riders with disabilities within Jackson County. Servicing twenty four riders, the camp consists of four classes of six riders. Sitting Tall provides a place where students can leave their disabilities and focus on their abilities. Children who are accustomed to having limitations explore from the back of the horse a world with no limits. In addition, riders develop a connection with the horse which cannot be replicated in any other setting. I have seen students who were completely nonverbal begin to communicate with the horse.
As a nonprofit organization, Sitting Tall operates at no cost to the riders. Instead, the program relies on various fundraisers and the generosity of the community for monetary donations and volunteers. In Good Company Restaurant, located on 127 South of Jackson, is offering a fundraising opportunity. On the night of Wednesday, July 3, from 4-9 pm, 15% of all proceeds made at the restaurant will be given to Sitting Tall.