When Peggy Bass was growing up, her passion for horses was a completely unexpected event in her family. She didn’t grow up on a farm, or on a ranch.
Her love of horses launched her personal career path. When a family came to her looking for therapeutic horseback riding for their disabled daughter, Peggy created Good Hope Equestrian Training Center in South Miami-Dade to provide equine assisted therapy to children, teens and adults. Their newest program, Horses for Heroes, in partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs, pairs veterans with horses as a way to promote therapeutic change, both physical and psychological.Henry David Thoreau, author, philosopher and naturalist, wrote: “If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.” Good Hope Equestrian Training Center puts this philosophy into practice. Peggy Bell combined her passion for horses, and certification from the prestigious Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International, into an organization where people and horses learn to dance.
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