Our mission is to celebrate the unique gifts and challenges of each individual, encouraging growth through the benefits of therapeutic horsemanship and human relationships.
Hands and Hearts for Horses provides unique therapeutic services to individuals with a variety of special needs. Our clients often have limited access to specialized physical activities and limited resources. The populations we serve include, but are not limited to, individuals with autism spectrum disorder (including Asperger syndrome), Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and traumatic brain injuries. Therapeutic riding is documented to help improve gross and fine motor skills, cognitive abilities and general well-being. We often hear from parents and teachers that riders become stronger both physically and mentally and are able to be more successful in day-to-day functioning as a result of therapeutic riding lessons.
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“Our daughter has been riding there for well over a decade and it has always been her favorite part of the week. She has learned so much and become such a confident rider. But my favorite image is what often happens at the end of her lesson on her horse, Eclipse. When her time is up, and she is told it is time to go back to the barn, she turns Eclipse in the opposite direction and begins kicking and laughing as they ride off. She just loves it so much, she truly doesn’t want the time to end. I smile every time I think about it, and am grateful (again) for the joy she has at HHH."