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#TakeOverTuesday: Shane Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship, Knox County

Every Tuesday an Ohio Farm Bureau member takes over the Ohio Farm Bureau Instagram for the day to share a day in their life. Check in throughout the day or follow us on Instagram, @OhioFarmBureau, to meet new Ohio farmers and ag professionals every #TakeOverTuesday.

Today’s editor is Karen Sanchez with The Shane Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship.

Hello, my name is Karen Sanchez and I am the Founder and Executive Director of the Shane Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship. We are located at Willow Farm in Centerburg, Ohio, and situated on 40 beautiful acres in scenic Knox County. The Shane Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities through innovative equestrian activities. — #TakeOverTuesday this week is with Karen Sanchez of the Shane Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship in Knox County. Meet Ohio farmers and Farm Bureau members each week for #TakeOverTuesdayOFBF — #ohio #farm #farmer #farm365 #ag #agriculture #ohiofarm #ohiofarmer #ohioag #ohioagriculture #ohiofarmlife #ohiofarm365 #ohiogram #horses #ohiohorses

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My first horse, Shane, came to me when I was nine, and together, we got involved with 4H and Pony Club, with lessons and showing. While my vet ambitions eventually evolved into a desire to be a classroom teacher, it wasn’t until after I had completed a degree in Education that I had my first exposure to the world of equine therapy. That was when I knew I had found my place. Founded in 1993 by Karen and Joel Sanchez as Equine Assisted Therapy and renamed The Shane Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship in 2014, it is the oldest therapeutic riding program in Central Ohio and has a reputation for providing safe, quality, family-oriented services that is second to none. Therapeutic riding provides benefits in the areas of therapy, education, sport, and recreation. The active participation required by riding a horse allows people to extend their dreams beyond the confines of their disability. — #TakeOverTuesday this week is with Karen Sanchez of the Shane Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship in Knox County. Meet Ohio farmers and Farm Bureau members each week for #TakeOverTuesdayOFBF — #ohio #farm #farmer #farm365 #ag #agriculture #ohiofarm #ohiofarmer #ohioag #ohioagriculture #ohiofarmlife #ohiofarm365 #ohiogram #horses #ohiohorses

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This was Michael’s first ride! He is learning direct rein steering. The bottom right photo shows the use of masking tape to track and document postural alignment. — #TakeOverTuesday this week is with Karen Sanchez of the Shane Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship in Knox County. Meet Ohio farmers and Farm Bureau members each week for #TakeOverTuesdayOFBF — #ohio #farm #farmer #farm365 #ag #agriculture #ohiofarm #ohiofarmer #ohioag #ohioagriculture #ohiofarmlife #ohiofarm365 #ohiogram #horses #ohiohorsesThis was his Michael’s first ride! He is learning direct rein steering. The bottom right photo shows the use of masking tape to track and document postural alignment. — #TakeOverTuesday this week is with Karen Sanchez of the Shane Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship in Knox County. Meet Ohio farmers and Farm Bureau members each week for #TakeOverTuesdayOFBF — #ohio #farm #farmer #farm365 #ag #agriculture #ohiofarm #ohiofarmer #ohioag #ohioagriculture #ohiofarmlife #ohiofarm365 #ohiogram #horses #ohiohorses

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Amanda Domsitz 

Amanda Domsitz is a communications specialist for Ohio Farm Bureau.