Help Heal

Learn how equine-assisted recretion can help those closest to you

programs

Our equine program  is intended to complement clinical therapy. Learn more about this supportive interaction.

Assisting

More than 1 in 5 people with a mental health disability report difficulty getting care due to costs. Help us make a difference.

mission & vision

To Help All Those We Can. 

Assisting

More than 1 in 5 adults with a mental health disability report difficulty getting care due to costs. Help us make a difference in the lives of thousands.

Assisting

More than 1 in 5 adults with a mental health disability report difficulty getting care due to costs. Help us make a difference in the lives of thousands.

Freedom Riding





Effectiveness Research


Since the time of the ancient Greeks (500 B.C.) horses have been used as a therapeutic aid to help humans. There are numerous case studies and stories that depict the healing aspects of horses.  While there is some evidence to support their therapeutic powers, insufficient medical evidence has been published to support these claims. Two systematic reviews of existing studies both agreed that more vigorous and higher-quality studies are needed. We agree, what we do know, is that for certain people, the value is felt and repeatable.   That is what motivates us - to help others feel better.  

According to the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) - the leading international nonprofit association for professionals incorporating horses to address mental health and personal development needs - EAT works more effectively and quickly than traditional clinical and psychoeducational approaches. 


Working with horses is not only engaging and hands-on, but a real time interaction that can be immediate and fully felt.  And, our horses, as rescue horses return the love.  


Why Horses?


Horses are specifically chosen for this type of engagement for several reasons. Studies have shown that the nature of these dominant creatures allows riders to develop confidence in themselves and overcome their fears. This confidence can provide wonderful insight for our clients when they come across intimidating and challenging situations in their everyday lives. 


Furthermore, horses are a lot like humans socially. What works for one horse, won't necessarily work with other horses.  Each has a unique personality with their own moods and attitudes. Riders have the opportunity to practice engagement and care.


Moreover, horses are profoundly gifted reflectors, they have the ability to read and respond to the nonverbal messages each individual exudes. Consequently, they begin to feel the same vibe that others in your life draw from you. This mimicking technique gives our clients insight into their own behavior and allows them the chance to work through these relationships and issues in a safe and nonjudgmental environment.