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Whispering Manes Therapeutic Riding Center

Rating: 4.98 stars   45 reviews 1,332

Address:

6105 SW 125th Avenue Miami FL 33183 USA

Mission:

To benefit children and adults with special needs or disabilities by offering them the opportunity to interact with dedicated horses in a manner that promotes physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. We believe people can develop therapeutic relationships with horses, crossing boundaries of speech and physical disabilities in a way that encourages healing and improved self-esteem.

Target demographics:

people with disabilities

Geographic areas served:

Miami-Dade County

Programs:

therapeutic horseback riding and therapeutic horsemanship. Our goal is to benefit children and adults with special needs or disabilities by offering them the opportunity to interact with dedicated horses in a manner that promotes physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. We believe people can develop therapeutic relationships with horses, crossing boundaries of speech and physical disabilities in a way that encourages healing and improved self-esteem.

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Reviews for Whispering Manes Therapeutic Riding Center

Rating: 5 stars  

Whispering Manes has a great program for children. A lot of them have started there since they were little and we've seen them grow and get better. They love being there and as a volunteer myself, I enjoy working with them and the animals as well!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

We love Whipering Manes! Our oldest son who has Autism rides there every week and he always come back so happy every time. Riding helping so much... The staff are always so helpful and loving.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

My son has being assisting Whispering Manes for 2 years. And he loves the horses and the volunteers. Whispering Manes has being a great help for him and his behavior.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Whispering Manes is a wonderful and most generous nonprofit organization. My son Justin (with autism) had been fortunate enough to be part of the program for overt 5 years now. We could not be happier with the results and the improvement my son has had since he began hippo therapy. We are forever grateful!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Beautiful facilities and exceptional staff. We truly enjoyed it .

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

My wonderful experience was watching my son wake up so happy to go to summer camp at Whispering Manes. My son is visual impaired and loves to be with the horses. He wished to be there longer. He enjoyed caring for the horses and riding them as well.
Robin is great with the kids and very patient.

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

As an occupational therapy student I have had the opportunity to volunteer at this facility for a couple of weeks, and it has been a wonderful experience. The people are very caring, friendly, welcoming and knowledgable. It is not just a wonderful place to volunteer, but also a great place for people of all ages with special needs. It is truly a great and unique experience for each person who attends and volunteers. Overall, I would highly recommend it.

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

As an occupational therapy student, I have had the pleasure of volunteering at Whispering Manes. The facility is beautiful, the staff is wonderful and caring, and the therapeutic riding program offered is great! During my time at the facility, I have learned so much and gained such valuable experience. Overall, Whispering Manes is unique and truly special!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Marc has some challenging Behaviours but Robin tells me "do not worry Silvia, this is what we expect, this is what we do this is what we are "
As a mother of a son with Autism finding persons with Robin's attitude"it gets better" is finding a treasure.
On top now they will be moving to a new location bigger and better :)

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I love animals and this program allows me to interact with them. I've learned alot about taking care of horses such as leading and grooming them. My favorite part of the day is the end where I get to give the horses treats and graze them. This program also helps me personally as part of my treatment to re-integrate with society as I can interact with people and horses in a low stress environment.

I should also mention that I'm helping the kids with developmental difficulties learn a new skill and also interact with people and animals. Knowing these kids are being helped brings alot of satisfaction.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I have been volunteering for whispering manes for a year now and I can't think of a better place to volunteer. When I first started, I had no knowledge of horses. Little by little the staff and other volunteers began teaching me the basics of horses and horse care. I can now tack up a horse and get it ready for the riders.
The additional benefit of collaborating with the lessons is very special. We volunteers get to interact with the riders and get to know them. By the second or third week of working with the riders, seeing them get out of the cars waving and smiling, excited to begin class is the most rewarding feeling. There is a place for every volunteer in this organization. You soon realize you become part of an amazing family supporting a great cause.

 
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