We provide therapeutic horsemanship & equine assisted activities to individuals who face physical,mental,social and/or emotional challenges.
We have many success stories but one that is particularly touching involves an 8 year old autistic girl who has ridden in our program for about 3 years. When time came to practice for the annual Participant Horse Show she insisted that she practice over and over to compete in the Egg and Spoon race. Show day came and she won her class! Mom told us the next riding day that she went home the night after the show and, for the first time in her life, fed herself with a spoon! Many of our program participants say their first words, make eye contact, put two words together for the first time, and even smile for the first time while on horseback. The bond between horse and human is wonderful and horseback riding becomes a constant in their lives where they can depend on their horses and volunteers to be there for them every week.