Healing Horses "one Child At A Time" Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   25 reviews

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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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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

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

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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