Cassidy’s Cause Therapeutic Riding Academy is a certified Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH) program. It houses nearly a half-acre of space for an indoor riding ring, as well as horse stables housed within the complex. The horses spend most of their time roaming freely in the pastures, an activity that helps the horses to be calm, docile participants with the people they serve. The center is complete with outdoor riding rings and wooded trails.
“Some people connect better with a horse than other humans,” explained Angie. “Working with the horses allows the individual to develop confidence, strength, balance, and even self control, as they have to learn to control their horses.”
Many individuals and families rely on Cassidy’s Cause to meet an elemental need in their continual mental and physical health. “So many children are a part of the program,” Angie commented. “With the financial support of the Paycheck Protection Program, we hope to be able to keep our programs available to those in need. We know how much these kids look forward to their routines and we are so happy that we won’t have to interrupt their therapy due to a lack of funding.”
When Angie heard about the PPP loan her first thought was, “I need to call Paducah Bank to see if they can help. And of course they came through as always.”
The PPP loan will allow Angie to rehire her staff, all of which were laid off when the Academy had to close. “The bank also made this process so easy. It was all done through email and online, so it was convenient to do from home, where we all are! And I had the money in just a couple of weeks.”
Paducah Bank has helped more than 495 small businesses with the PPP loans since the funding was instituted in March. “It’s no surprise that Paducah Bank would be the bank to step up and provide assistance in helping small businesses get this funding,” Angie said. “I have relied on my friends and associates at Paducah Bank since the creation of Cassidy’s Cause. They are my go-to when I’m in need of financial consultation and support. I can’t imagine where Cassidy’s Cause would be without Paducah Bank. I can’t imagine this community without Paducah Bank!”