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Golf tournament scheduled to help therapeutic horseback riding organization

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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

Purposeful Pony held a community event on Saturday.

The therapeutic riding program hosts a free community horseback riding event the first Saturday of every month.

Purposeful Pony reaches out and helps individuals of all ages who have physical, emotional, or cognitive disabilities.

Focused on improving the emotional and physical well-being of many, the non-profit organization is wanting to expand and will host their first golf tournament at Canebrake Country Club on May 6 for all who want to help the good cause.

"We would like to purchase the property right next door that has a barn that would be housing our animals and also equipment," said Director of Purposeful Pony, Gina Archer. "The most important bonus is the beautiful shade trees that would provide shelter and shade for our animals and our riders."

"The expansion would be great in that it would help having more area," said attendee, Rita West. "It would have more shade, it would also be hills and that's what the kids need because the movement on the horses would help with the kids, their muscle tones, and their movements, and their balance."

If you or your business would like to participate in the golf tournament, call 601-818-2460.

For more information on Purposeful Pony, click HERE.