At Horses of Hope, Inc. we provide equine assisted activities to individuals with a variety of special needs including but not limited to - Cerebral Palsy, Mutiple Sclerosis, Prader Willi Syndrome, traumatic brain injury, Down Syndrome, learning and emotional disabilities, Muscular Dystrophy, Autsim, ADD/ADHD and spinal cord injuries. We also provide services to our Veterans with our Heroes & Horses program. And for those that don't want to ride, we created "In Hand Connection" program to build connections with horses on the ground, no riding.
In order to meet the needs of our participants, Horses of Hope is a member of PATH Intl. (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, International). PATH Intl. is recognized world-wide as the authority for providing safety standards, and education/research in equine assisted activities and therapies. Our lessons are conducted by Certified PATH Intl. instructors and community volunteers who are dedicated to helping each individual reach their full potential.
For decades, therapeutic horse riding has offered help to people as they overcome serious physical and emotional challenges. The rhythmic gait of a horse offers the rider unique benefits that cannot be achieved with traditional forms of therapy. As the motion of the horse transfers to the rider, spastic muscles relax, under-used muscles are awakened, and the rider experiences a new kind of freedom of motion. Horses of Hope makes the benefits of therapeutic riding available to the individuals in our area through our therapeutic riding, community lessons, Heroes & Horses and our Silver Saddle programs.