11/7/08 - Hartville, OH - After a great breakfast with my hosts, I hitched up the team and away we went.
Shortly before turning on to route 619, I guy stopped me and wondered if I could stop at the Pegasus Therapeutic Equestrian center. I agreed, and the team pulled us in so we could chat with the staff.
As we are headed into a largely suburban area between Akron and Canton, I asked if the team could put up at the center for the rest of the day and evening. They agreed and we’re definitely set up first class. The horses have a nice 5 acre turnout with good grass and I have a nice place to camp with water and electric hook ups.
Pegasus is a large, well funded facility that has about 350 students a week. They work with challenged adults and children and do quite a bit of work with veterans. Most of the students are in the riding program, but they also have a driving program as well. In the picture to the right, you can see the ladies hitching up “Wilbur” a nice Haflinger pony to a Meadowbrook cart. These programs are great and do a world of good for a lot of people.
We had a lot of visits by staff and students throughout the day. I got a chance to reshoe Dolly and the horses got a chance for some therapy (munching grass, rolling around and taking naps). What better place then a Therapeutic Equestrian center?
In four or five days, I’ll have to find a place where I can keep the horses for a week while I run back to New Hampshire and attend the closing for the sale of the house in Deerfield. I would guess we’ll probably be on Route 30, heading west, not far out of Wooster, OH at that time.