Campfire Creek Therapeutic Riding Center in Waxahachie hosted an orientation Saturday for prospective volunteers and an open invitation for caregivers of special needs children and adults. Founder Emily Oliver explained the duties of handlers, side walkers and therapeutic instructors before demonstrating the do's and don'ts of a riding session.

Two parents gave a testimonial of how these sessions at Campfire Creek have improved their daughter's coordination, awareness, communication, overall neurological health and even her heart health. Several veteran volunteers and staff gave all of these visitors or tour of the facility, stables and arena.

For more information about Campfire Creek Therapeutic Riding Center, visit or call 972-937-7265.