Healing Horses "One child at a time" Inc.

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Location: 28821 Bennington Drive Wesley Chapel 33544 USA

Mission: To Rescue, rehabilitate abused and neglected equine and place them into safe, permanent homes. 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 .
Results: We have succeeded in helping many special needs and at risk children. We continue to rescue, rehab, retrain and rehome horses as funds and room are available. As of 2015, we have rehomed 30 horses to new homes and have 8 in sanctuary, 3 up for adoption, 2 in training and one under medical care. We have continued to reach out to our community to help high risk youth find a path to success, as well as help special needs children and their families over come obstacles in their path, to success.
Target demographics: abused and neglected equine, special needs and at risk children
Direct beneficiaries per year: 15 horses and 45 children
Programs: Youth volunteers on weekends. High risk youth volunteers Interaction and equine therapy for special needs and at risk youth at no charge
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EIN 27-4132399
813-900-6305
http://www.healinghorsesonechildatatime.com

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Rating: 5 stars  

I cannot say enough wonderful things about this non profit.
Definitely based on doing Gods work for children and horses.
Complete devotion by the founder!
She has an impeccable reputation and puts her heart and soul into making difference.

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We've been blessed to be part of Healing Horses for several years. Miss Bev has an amazing heart for horses and special needs children. She works so hard and sacrifices greatly on behalf of her beloved horses. My daughter has benefitted greatly from volunteering and just being around the horses. Horses are such wonderful therapy for our kids.

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This is such an amazing organization! I have learned so many things about horses and important life lessons from here! From my experience here for 4 years now I have definitely become a stronger, and more outgoing person! I love being able to visit Ms. Bev (grandma Bev) the owner who is like another grandma to me, and all the horses and animals! I have made some amazing lifelong friends from the 4 years I've been here! This has definitely been a life changing experience!

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I 1st learned of Beverly and Healing Horses when my son was in 8th grade and got into some legal trouble. He is now 16years old and still goes there. Beverly is now like a grandmother to him. She is always there to lend a hand or a shoulder to lean on, even when she has her own problems. This woman has taken in horses that others would put down and bring them back to health. She works with children and performs wonders with them, building their self esteem. She has more heart than anyone I know and one of the hardest working people out there. She is definitely God's gift to our abandoned 4 legged friends.

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This organization is truly heart touching .I can honestly say it has changed me.i enjoy the opportunity to learn and help horses and kids my age!

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It is always a pleasure volunteering here. I have found that Beverly and everyone else are very accepting of people and animals, providing a warm and loving environment for all.

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I've been volunteering down at healing Horses one child at a time for about 6 months now not only have I been volunteering my grandchildren also volunteered Hailey did for awhile last summer this is such a great organization they have helped many children along with the horses and to be able to see these kids their faces light up with so much joy and love and understanding when they get to enter react with these horses it's just such a miracle I am so thankful to be a part of this and to be able to see and know that not only healing Horses one child of the time has helped my family but to be able to see what it's done for other families and other children in this community all I can say is my hats off to you Bev for such a great organization

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5 years later and I'm still volunteering here. Not a day goes by at Healing Horses "One child at a time" where you don't see some kind of healing and miracle happen. I can honestly say, I don't know where I would be if I hadn't continued coming here. I most likely would have made a left instead of making a right. I'm forever grateful for the positive influence and acceptance from Bev and the other volunteers.

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Healing Horses "One Child At A Time" is a incredible place. I am extremely grateful for my experience here as a volunteer. I have made many new friends and enjoy working with the horses. I have finally found a place where I am not judged and It brings joy to my heart to know what a difference we make even if only in the heart of one child or one horse. Healing Horses has allowed me to feel accepted and know that I am part of something greater and together we are making a difference. Thank you Bev for everything that you do, allowing others to share in a truly wonderful cause and thank you volunteers. You inspire me. :-)


Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Things are looking so much brighter for the horses and children who so need this program. Taking abused, neglected and abandoned horses, rehabilitating them with nutrition, training and oodles of love creates a new life for these animals. They then go on to be a new life line to children with emotional, physical and learning issues. What a beautiful way to bring love to both horses and children. Great job Beverly....

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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I was introduced to this wonderful place by my neighbor Nancy Elkins. She and I go out there to help Bev in any way that we can. I have only been involved for a few months, but during that time I have seen many miraculous things happen. Whether it be a horse coming in that was abused in some way and then see the progression of the love and kindness to transform that animal into a trusting loving creature is beyond words. To see a child with a learning or physical challenge, become at one with such an animal is truly the most beautiful thing you'll ever see. Besides these things, it brings me personally to a new place in my own mind and heart that is better than any place I've ever been in my life.

Bravo Bev, may God keep you here for a long, long time to continue your unselfish care of those who need you.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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I had the pleasure of meeting Bev and Healing Horses about a year ago. I was so interested in the horses that I asked about volunteering there. Only problem I had was I had never been around horses. Bev explained that they are just “over grown puppy dogs”.

With trepidation I went the next week to see how I could help. I have been able to see the transformation in the horses. When a new horse arrives at Healing Horse …”One child at a time”, you can see the fear in their eyes and posture. After being there for a few weeks or even days, you see them relax in their new environment. They know that they will receive the vet help, food and love that they crave.

The horses know me and accept me. I look forward each week to volunteer there. The horses greet me a nudge in the back which is their way of saying “Welcome”.

I think Healing Horses does amazing work and both the horses that have been abused and the special needs children they help because of the relationship with the horses. I have had the privilege of seeing the changes in the children that come there and their amazing progress.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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