Heartland Therapeutic Riding, Inc.
Rating: 4.86 stars 7 7 reviews
Animals, Disabilities, Health, Human Services, Sports
PO Box 391 Stilwell KS 66085 USA
Equine assisted therapy is helpful in improving balance and strengthening muscles. The action of the horse's back simulates the action of walking in the rider's pelvis. Each individual is evaluated prior to being accepted into Heartland's program. Volunteers assist in all sessions as side-walkers, assuring the safety of the rider. Heartland serves people with the following disabilities: orthopedic, neuromuscular, blindness, emotional disturbances, Down Syndrome, autism, and mental retardation. Heartland Therapeutic Riding, Inc. began in 1978. We are a NARHA Premier Center. All instructors are NARHA Certified, all health professionals are licensed and NARHA AHA Registered.
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Heartland has been personally enlightening in so many ways. It has provided me an opportunity to give back to my community, and provide an incredible service to a set of individuals that truly deserves my attention. I find that when I am actively involved with this organization, I lose sight of who is serving who, and who is benefiting from my service. Likely, I am receiving more than those I assist. Many thanks to this wonderful organization for allowing me this opportunity.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Learning more about the abilities, and not the disabilities of the riders who come to Heartland. I've also learned about the equine community and become quite attached.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
I would expand the community of riders to include injured veterans.
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How did you learn about this organization?
Random google search for horse-riding facilities.
What is this organization's top short-term priority?
To acquire hay for our horses. Due to the recent draught, Heartland wasn't able to yield the normal annual supply.
What is its top priority in the long run?
To continue to serve it's riders with a safe and effective programs and maintaining Heartland's reputation.