Community Outreach

Community Outreach

Spectra Auto Services, Inc

Did you know we are driven by horse power, literally and metaphorically?

Owners, Dave and Kim are very involved in the Frederick County 4H Therapeutic Riding Program in Thurmont, MD. Dave finishes his day in the shop and heads up most evenings, ready to go work again, this time in his cowboy boots and hat.

But…. “How did it all begin?” Kim!

Kim spends most of her time there these days, either teaching, designing new lesson plans, riding (when she can) and being with her “barn family”.

Back in 2006, Kim started volunteering with the program. She has a history with horses, so this was right up her alley. Dave joined her a year later. When the opportunity arose, Kim was trained by Debbie (the owner of the program) to be an instructor. Well, that eventually led to Kim becoming a PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International) Certified Instructor.

Read more about the program at this website:

Ask Us About The Program!

You can ask Dave or Kim anytime you see them in the shop.  They will be more than happy to tell you all about this program.  Their love for this program runs so deep inside them, they have brought 2 horses home to live after no longer being able to participate as a mount for the students.  Josh, our lead tech, has also volunteered a few times at various times over the years.