Therapeutic Riding Center welcomes new horse won in Facebook con - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Therapeutic Riding Center welcomes new horse won in Facebook contest

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

We're getting a first look at a new therapeutic riding horse that Texas Tech won during a Facebook contest earlier this year.

We're told this beautiful, black gypsy horse doesn't have a name yet. The Therapeutic Riding Center at Texas Tech is still deciding what will fit her best.

The university is her new home, thanks to a contest held by Lexlin Gypsy Ranch in Tennessee.

Voters decided where five horses would go, based on which businesses or schools placed in the top five.

Tech's Therapeutic Riding Center came in third place, with nearly 8,000 votes.

The center works with children and adults who have a variety of disabilities.

Right now, Tech's riding center hosts 60 people a week, and they have a list of others hoping to get in.

"This means that we can add anywhere from 30 to 60 riders per week just for one horse. She's one of 13, and we feel like we've got the best horses for this job."

Program leaders say they are always looking for volunteers.

If you are interested in helping out, their number is 792-4683.

Copyright 2014 KCBD. All rights reserved.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • Facebook: We're better at policing nudity than hate speech

    Facebook: We're better at policing nudity than hate speech

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 10:17 AM EDT2018-05-15 14:17:56 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 5:03 AM EDT2018-05-21 09:03:29 GMT
    For hate speech, Facebook's human reviewers and computer algorithms identified just 38 percent of the violations. (Source: Pixabay)For hate speech, Facebook's human reviewers and computer algorithms identified just 38 percent of the violations. (Source: Pixabay)

    Facebook report reveals its screening system is better at detecting some forms of offensive content than others.

    Facebook report reveals its screening system is better at detecting some forms of offensive content than others.

  • NRA links school violence to Ritalin but experts deny link

    NRA links school violence to Ritalin but experts deny link

    Sunday, May 20 2018 6:51 PM EDT2018-05-20 22:51:57 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 5:02 AM EDT2018-05-21 09:02:43 GMT
    (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP). Flags fly at half staff in front of the justice center at Santa Fe, Texas on Sunday, May 20, 2018. Congregations in this deeply religious community near Houston gathered Sunday for their first worship servic...(Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP). Flags fly at half staff in front of the justice center at Santa Fe, Texas on Sunday, May 20, 2018. Congregations in this deeply religious community near Houston gathered Sunday for their first worship servic...
    The National Rifle Association's incoming president is linking school shootings to using medications such as Ritalin.
    The National Rifle Association's incoming president is linking school shootings to using medications such as Ritalin.
  • Cyclists tried to scare cougar but it attacked, killing 1

    Cyclists tried to scare cougar but it attacked, killing 1

    Sunday, May 20 2018 1:31 AM EDT2018-05-20 05:31:13 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 5:02 AM EDT2018-05-21 09:02:41 GMT
    (Alan Berner /The Seattle Times via AP). Washington State Fish and Wildlife Police confer with an individual from the King County Medical Examiner's and a King County Sheriff's deputy on a remote gravel road above Snoqualmie, WA., following a fatal cou...(Alan Berner /The Seattle Times via AP). Washington State Fish and Wildlife Police confer with an individual from the King County Medical Examiner's and a King County Sheriff's deputy on a remote gravel road above Snoqualmie, WA., following a fatal cou...

    Authorities say the cougar believed responsible for the attack has been euthanized.

    Authorities say the cougar believed responsible for the attack has been euthanized.

Powered by Frankly