Created on Saturday, 23 March 2013 Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
OREGON, Ohio (AP) — An equestrian center in northern Ohio is going forward with riding therapy lessons after a devastating fire killed six of its therapy horses earlier this week.
Oregon,Ohio, firefighters remain on the scene after an early morning barn fire at the Vail Meadow Equestrian Center on Cedar Point Road in Oregon,Ohio,Thursday, March 21, 2013. Ten horses and other farm animals were killed in the fire. (AP Photo/The Blade, Dave Zapotosky)
The operators of the Vail Meadows Equestrian Center near Toledo plan to hold their weekly sessions on Saturday even though the fire killed all but of their therapy horses.
The center has offered horse-riding therapy programs for people with cerebral palsy, autism, and emotional and learning disabilities for two decades.
The horses that died were in a century-old barn that burned down Thursday. The cause isn't yet known, but investigators don't suspect arson.