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As the summer sun beats down on the arena, the horse as well as the rider feel the heat.
Whether the rider is a child with physical challenges or a war veteran, the summer warmth is a good thing. After all, when the sun sets on the summer, Rising Hope Farm’s limited operating season will end.
The time when riders and volunteers at the Clremont facility will witness and experience the miracles of therapeutic riding ends with the warm seasons of the year, said volunteer coordinator Sandy Sherrill.
To read more of this story, pick up the Wednesday print edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.