Entries by Nastassia Putz

Off-the-Leash with BackCountry Animal Chiropractic

Helping Spines of All Kinds Dr. Morgan moved to Wisconsin and started her business in June 2018. She has been happily helping four-legged patients and their two-legged humans ever since. Her passion for chiropractic grew alongside her journey an obtaining her Doctorate of Chiropractic from Sherman College of Chiropractic in South Carolina, then onto Texas […]

Off-the-Leash with Copper Arrow Photography

And in a Flash…It Just Happened Owner and founder of Copper Arrow Photography, Aubray Vande Corput has been smitten by horses since she was a little girl. She knew that becoming a veterinarian was not her calling but also needed to find a niche in the world of horses. In 2018, she choose to combine […]

Therapy of a Different Breed

COLLECTED, WRITTEN & EDITED By NASTASSIA PUTZ, PAULA MACIOLEK & JESSICA PAIRRETT Whether you have a child with behavior problems, a teenager with depression or anxiety, or a family member with physical health issues, equine therapy or hippotherapy can benefit anyone suffering physical, mental or emotional ailments. The earliest known mention of equine therapy can […]

B.R.E.A.THE: We Have Your Back

BY PAULA MACIOLEK, COPY EDITOR Just 45 minutes north of Madison, Wis., a non-profit organization called Baraboo River Equine-Assisted Therapies, Inc., also known as B.R.E.A.THE, Inc., offers equine-assisted activities and therapy or EAAT for people ages 4 and up who have special needs. B.R.E.A.THE was started in 2016 by Chris Singer and her husband when […]

Walk, Trot & Canter Your Way to Three Gaits

BY PAULA MACIOLEK, COPY EDITOR Three Gaits, named for the three movements of a horse—walk, trot and canter—is a nonprofit organization that provides equine-assisted activities and therapy (EAAT) for people with physical, emotional and intellectual challenges. Located just south of Madison in Stoughton, it began in 1983 under the leadership of Gail Brown and Lorrie […]

Join the Magic at Reins

BY NASTASSIA PUTZ, PUBLISHER REINS Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies began in 1982 by a group of students from Lakeshore Technical Institute in Sheboygan, Wis. The acronym REINS stands for Riders (Participants) being Encouraged, Inspired, Nurtured and above all Successful. At first this organization was created to provide recreation and exercise to those with special needs. […]

Saving Midwestern Horses from Abuse & Neglect

BY CHERESE COBB, FREELANCER Seven years ago, Rudy—an emaciated Arabian horse trapped in knee-high manure—popped up on Chelsea Harley’s Facebook feed. His owner had already surrendered 60 horses to Shawano County authorities (all shipped to slaughter) before threatening to shoot him if Amazing Grace Equine Rescue (AGES) in Elkhart Lake, Wis., didn’t remove him immediately. […]