At Forward Stride, we have seen people who could not walk, take their first steps. We have seen people who could not speak, say their first words. And we have seen people who didn’t like to be touched, learn to hug.

Our wonderful community has shared their stories on how the horses and community at Forward Stride has changed their life for the better. If you would like to share your story, you can submit it here!

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Forward Stride in the News


Corvalis Gazette-Times, March 26, 2022, Horses, handlers herd crowds to Albany equine show

Inside OYA, October 28, 2019, The Therapist is In — and He’d Like Some Grass

KPTV, More Good Day Oregon, April 10, 2018, Therapy donkey brings smiles to people who need them

KPTV, March 21, 2018, Retired PPB Mounted Patrol horse providing comfort to people with disabilities

KGW8, March 20, 2018, 8’s heroes: Forward Stride

KGW, June 22, 2017, Hot weather expected this weekend

Northwest Rider, June 2017 Issue

Beaverton Valley Times, June 22, 2016, Forward Stride saddling up for a move

KPTV, March 2, 2016, Destination PDX: Forward Stride

KOIN, June 29, 2015, Kyle Maki hangs with horses at Forward Stride

Beaverton Valley Times, November 20, 2014, Along for the Ride: Forward Stride Volunteer Earns Regional Award

KPTV, March 12, 2014, With help of a horse, 4-year-old girl with cerebral palsy is learning to walk

The Oregonian, September 6, 2013, Beaverton’s Forward Stride celebrates 10th anniversary, seeks new home

The Oregonian, October 20, 2010, Hippotherapy Puts Patients Back

The Oregonian, April 8, 2008: The Equine Equation