Healing Horses "One child at a time" Inc. Overview
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Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Bath and groom horses, clean water troughs and do barn chores.
Programs: Youth volunteers on weekends.
High risk youth volunteers
Interaction and equine therapy for special needs and at risk youth.
Provide permanent sanctuary for equine that due to age or health cannot be adopted.
Give those equine placed in sanctuary a purpose in life by joining them with children of special needs, physical or emotional disabilities, or who are a victim of abuse/violence, at risk youth.
To assist each child with special needs or trauma in reaching their full potential through interaction with horses, to include self-esteem, confidence, social skills, small and gross motor skills, balance, core strength, visual planning skills, attention span, cooridination, flexibility and concentration.
Provide education to the public in the benefits of having rescue horses interact with special needs, traumatized and at risk youth
Provide a healthy atmosphere where our youth can volunteer their help in aiding the horses and the children in need. To help children and youth understand their individual blessings and the importance of community service .
2011 brought 20 horses through our rescue. Seven were adopted to new homes. Five will remain in sanctuary.
We built a handicapped accessible bathroom in our barn.