I started Ride for the Brand – Americans with Disabilities in 2015 to give children with disabilities the opportunity to participate in activities that will teach them all about horses. I have been privileged to have grown up around horses and know the healing gentleness that is the horse.
I grew up in South Dakota where my father and grandfather and those before them raised horses and several of my close relatives continue to ranch in the western part of South Dakota to this day. But I must say that is was my mother, who was not so much in love with horses, that I feel gave me the “true meaning of love” for horses and helping out others. She gave all of us kids (and there were 11 of us!) all the love she had.
God bless her and I know that she is watching over us from above and is proud of what everyone is doing to support the “Ride for the Brand” program.
Thank you all!
-Monte Mowry, Mowry’s Lazy Meadows