HEARTS & HORSES

Rating: 5 stars   7 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Disabilities, Health, Human Services, Sports

Location: 163 N CR 29 Loveland CO 80537 USA

Mission: To promote the physical, cognitive, emotional and social well-being of people with special needs through equine assisted therapy.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am not only a volunteer with Hearts and Horses, I and my whole family are also recipients of H&H services. We love H&H. It is a very professional organization that treats all of the people and animals involved in a respectful, professional, fun, caring way. Every horse is beloved. Every rider is encouraged, challenged, and yet still kept safe. I have yet to meet a less-than-enthusiastic volunteer and every staff member is a dedicated, highly experienced expert in their field. Our family has been riding and volunteering with H&H for over 3 years now and we look forward to our time at the barn, in the arena, and on the trail. I particularly have appreciated the ways in which H&H has encouraged every member of our family to ride, even creating special all-ages all-abilities classes for us with a great, PATH-certified therapist/instructor so that our whole family can enjoy horseback riding together.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

The only changes I would be tempted to make at H&H would be to give the organization more money, more resources to upgrade facilities as needed and keep programs going for the very long term.

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?

A lot

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?

2014

Rating: 5 stars  

Hearts & Horses is a well established, accredited and highly respected equine therapeutic facility. They follow standards set forth by PATH Inc. )Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International) which sets the safety standards in this industry. As a certified therapeutic riding instructor also certified by PATH int. I highly recommend this organization.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Rating: 5 stars  

A veteran said it in a review of the program at H & H to address their physical and mental challenges and socialization difficulties after returning from service, "When I saw the staff it was like they were saying alright we are family and there is no judgment here, we all know what can be the physical and mental challenges carried by an individuals and what it is like to not be able to enjoy who you are and we work to remove those challenges and to build independence and a freedom and enjoyment of life that comes from that in small steps "...and there is not only support from the staff and volunteers but others involved and around you. In the Vets case it was other vets who understood as it is with young people, teens at risk and even elders with limited capacity to remember and move about with ease.
The strength of this organization is not only the people but the use of horses which do not judge either but give unconditional respect and support and bonding.
This is why the program has so many life-long supporters and friends as extended family and a place where you hear laughter and enjoyment from those they serve and those who give the care who get to enjoy the successes right along with them.
Hearts and Horses brings unbelievable outcomes, laughter, fun and life friendships.


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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been sponsoring Hearts and Horses for the past sixteen years, since they first acquired the property and have seen it grow from practically nothing to the most extensive, comprehensive and outstanding therapeutic riding facility that I have ever seen. I am so proud of everyone who participates and how my donations are always put to the very best use! This is a community that has become a mutually supportive family on EVERY level. Keep up the GREAT way you enhance our world...one life at a time!

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How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Rating: 5 stars  

Working with horses is fun and therapeutic ... helping disadvantaged riders at the same time is the icing on the cake.

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Definitely

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

My name is Sue Manks and for the year of 2012 we have been living in Loveland, Colorado. Before I came to Loveland I was looking up Therapeutic Riding Centres as I was interested in them and the possibility of one being accessible for me to perhaps visit while I was here. On my arrival I found that a wonderful facility was only 10 -15 mins (depending how quickly you drive) away and that they were looking for Volunteers. It was meant to be and it has been one of the most rewarding things I have ever done. It has moved me to tears, made me laugh and inspired me to believe that anything you want to achieve is possible. From the wonderful horses, dedicated staff/volunteers, and phenomenal riders it is a joy to be able to be involved there for a few days each week and it has definitely enriched my stay here in the US.

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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

Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

I have been with this organization for over six years. The participants who are helped grow by leaps and bounds! Volunteers are also touched by the love and compassion that is shared here. My time here is very much appreciated and it keeps me coming back!

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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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