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Volunteers Carol Sussmen, left, Kate Cody and Foster McCarl celebrate with rider Arturo Chimal, 12, after she won a race during a riding class with the Heroes on Horseback program Tuesday morning in Bluffton. Chimal, who has cerebral palsy, has participated in the therapeutic riding program for four years.
Volunteers Carol Sussmen, left, Kate Cody and Foster McCarl celebrate with rider Arturo Chimal, 12, after she won a race during a riding class with the Heroes on Horseback program Tuesday morning in Bluffton. Chimal, who has cerebral palsy, has participated in the therapeutic riding program for four years.

According to its Web site, Heroes on Horseback, based in Bluffton, is a nonprofit, accredited operating center that fosters safe, professional and ethical equine assisted activities for individuals in the Lowcountry with physical, mental or emotional disabilities without regard to race, color, creed, or financial need.

It is affiliated with the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association.

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