HorseSense celebrates new direction at Kentucky Derby party

After 30 years of providing animal assisted therapy, a local organization looked to the future while celebrating the 145 th Kentucky Derby,

“HorseSense for Special Riders” will now be known simply as “HorseSense”.

HorseSense celebrated their new direction on Saturday during a derby party at the Charmont Hotel in La Crosse.

HorseSense was founded with a focus on children with disabilities, and while they are still helping their ‘special riders’, a wider variety of people are benefiting from their services.

“In the last couple years we’ve seen a huge growth in our ridership. We have adults coming forward with and without disabilities, as well as children, who just want to come and ride and use horseback riding as a stress reliever to combat anxiety and depression and these types of symptoms that most people experience,” said Samantha Hall, the executive director at HorseSense.

HorseSense also has a new logo. To see their new look go to their new website at

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