September 2017 Newsletter




Happenings and Updates

  • Backpacks (and purses, ladies!) can be a hidden source of strain. September 20th & 21st, you can bring your backpack or purse to URS for a weigh-in! Keep tuned to our Facebook page for more details!
  • Weather reminders: If it is raining, we can still do therapy activities indoors! However, if there is thunder or lightning (even if there is no rain) all riders must dismount until 15 minutes without thunder have passed.
  • Fall Break: Reminder of fall break for all treatment is 10/29-11/4. We will resume with Fall Session II on November 7th.
  • Update packets: You’ll be seeing update packets soon. Just a reminder to make sure insurance cards are updated on file and packets are in by Oct 1.



Unbridled Staff Spotlight: April!

“‘Children First’ is my motto. Our children are our future. The use of a horse and it’s movement is an amazing way to encourage, support, and advance the skills of our children and adults who face special challenges… Read more!


Fall is here!

As we begin to experience fall weather changes, please dress appropriately for the weather. Remember that Maryland fall weather can be unpredictable, so layers are always a good idea! We have some adorable 3/4 length sleeve Unbridled T shirts for sale if you want to sport your URS pride!




Community Events:

  • Carroll County Family Support Network has a Parent Panel coming up this Monday, September 11th from 6-7:30pm. “What I Wish I Knew”, a panel of parents who will share some wisdom from their journey in raising a child with special needs. Check out our Facebook page to see the flyer or contact or by calling 410-751-3620.
  • Stratosphere Trampoline Park in Eldersburg has a Sensory Jump every second Sunday of the month from 9:30am-11:00am. You can find more information here!
  • September 23, 2017 – 10am Lego Ninjago Movie – Sensory-friendly movie, AMC Columbia 14 Theatres, Mall of Columbia




Activity of the Month

The blog “No Time for Flash Cards” brings us this fun looking activity which combines sensory friendly play-doh with letters, spelling, and learning!

“These simple three letter words are a great place to start segmenting sounds and working on connecting known consonant sounds with various vowel sounds to create new words. This works on your child’s phonological awareness and differentiation of vowel sounds which can be a very big struggle for many kids.”   Check it out!


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