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Horse Therapy Center Might Close

Associated Press - February 16, 2014 7:35 pm

A cash-strapped therapeutic horse riding center plans to close next month.

The Flint Hills Therapeutic Riding Center in Wichita has been unable to replace funding lost when its main corporate sponsor, Boeing, left town. It has also now lost its Medicaid insurance.

The 14-year-old horse therapy center in southeast Wichita says it is about $50,000 a year short of the money needed to stay open.

It says fundraising efforts launched in September brought in some small donors and a lot of volunteers.

Each therapy session costs the center an estimated $125. The center says it can’t charge families more than $35 per session because many of them already face huge medical bills.


Associated Press information from: The Wichita Eagle

Iggy P Daily

February 17, 2014 at 12:26 am

Why not give us the real story about where all the money does go to? I do not buy the fact that families face major medical bills as these families all have insurance one kind or another. How much money does the people who own the riding center take? Let’s have the whole story.

Terry Clark

February 17, 2014 at 12:49 am

No Medicaid money for a good program like this, but plenty of Medicaid money for toxic drugs. Welcome to Obummercare…

As for the very legitimate expenses of this fine organization, perhaps one should check out the facts rather than just whining about “the whole story” while making no effort to look u;p “the whole story”.

Here’s the Wichita Eagle article cited in the brief KSAL excerpt, which was easy enough to locate.


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