BORROWED FREEDOM EQUINE ASSISTED THERAPIES AND ACTIVITIES INC Overview
Target demographics: Children and Adults with physical, developmental, intellectual, emotional or socioeconomic special needs. We specialize in pediatric Hippotherapy and Early Intervention programming
Direct beneficiaries per year: 25 children and adults will benefit from a full year (40 weeks) of Adaptive (Therapeutic) Riding and Hippotherapy
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Help us provide three adaptive (therapeutic) riding lessons or Hippotherapy sessions, exercise 6 horses, help us with office work and any number of very important tasks!
Geographic areas served: The Southern Tier of NY and Northern Tier of PA including Broome, Tioga, Chenango, Cortland, Tompkins and Chemung counties in NY and Tioga, Susquehanna and Bradford counties in PA.
Programs: Adaptive (Therapeutic) Riding and Horsemanship
Equine Facilitated Learning
Social Skills Programs
Books in the Barnyard Literacy Project
We believe that in fostering the wellness and independence that develops through the beneficial relationships between people, animals and the environment we can make a positive impact on our community and its future.
More than 95% of all participants will receive their services through scholarships. It is our mission to serve all those who will benefit, regardless of their ability to pay.
We have an incredible team of therapy horses including those from loving homes with accomplished show histories, those with special needs who have come here to rehabilitate and learn a new job, and those who found themselves facing the tragic plight that so many of our American horses do...neglect, abuse, or potential slaughter in a Canadian or Mexican slaughterhouse. We work with several excellent rescues, equine professionals, compassionate individuals and a network of supporters who feel deeply committed to helping us reach our goal to help horses help humans.