SIRE, Inc.

Rating: 4.97 stars   35 reviews

Issues: Animals, Education, Health

Location: 24161 Spring Dr Hockley TX 77447 USA

Mission: SIRE, Houston''s Therapeutic Equestrian Centers, is one of approximately 800 therapeutic riding centers affiliated with the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship Internation and is a Premier Accredited facility. This means that SIRE meets the strict requirements for program, safety, finance and administrative standards. SIRE has been providing physical, emotional, educational, and recreational benefits to individuals with disabilities in the Houston area since 1983. Last year we serve 307 clients ranging in age from 3 years to 83 with 77 different diagnoses.
Results: In our most recent client survey, 100% reported benefits.
Target demographics: people with disabilities
Direct beneficiaries per year: 307 clients.
Geographic areas served: Houston
Programs: therapeutic horsemanship and therapies and related educational activities
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 74-2168515
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Rating: 5 stars  

My child has been riding at SIRE for 8 yrs. She loves it today as if it was her first year. It has help develop her speaking skills, core strength, muscles, increased her depth perception, helps her focus, learn different commands to the horse, built confidence, independence and meet new people. The SIRE volunteers and staff have become part of our family. The riding therapy has changed our lives for the better, through the improvement we've seen in our child. I highly recommend it !

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Rating: 5 stars  

Our son loves therapy at SIRE. He willingly works hard each week to learn and practice the skills he needs to ride well. After 22 years of therapy, he can ride his horse at a walks or trot all by himself. He also tacks and untacks his horse, grooms him and returns him to the pasture (with some special help from his volunteers).
He has Autism, the intellectual abilities of a 5 year old child, and speech aphasia. SIRE helps him in all these areas all at the same time, through the engaging opportunity to ride the horse he comes to love.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Riding at SIRE has improved my husband's balance and self-control and is a welcoming and comfortable place for him to be. Our whole family has benefited from SIRE.

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  

I am so glad we found Sire! Every volunteer and staff member here is phenomenal my son loves his time with the horses and loves the family here so much he never wants to go home. Everyone is very patient with him and activities are varied within and between sessions to help him have fun while working on various therapy activities on horseback The staff go above and beyond by sponsoring several extra activities like the annual horse show which is a day of fun and a chance to win a ribbon or trophy !(that's a really big deal to my 5 year old!)

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

Expand it !

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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Thank you, Katy! We're so glad your son loves it here. We all do!

Rating: 5 stars  

Our little girl has been riding with SIRE since the summer. It's been amazing to see her concentration, motor skills, confidence and communication all rapidly improve! She *loves* the horses and she took her riding helmet in for her kindergarten show and tell. What a wonderful program and so happy to have met so many nice and amazing people too.

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?

2012

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Thanks, Robia! How can we not love all our cutie-pie young ones? Though we really love all our riders, horses, volunteers, friends.... Sabrina (SIRE staff)

Rating: 5 stars  

SIRE is a Theraputic Equestrian Riding Center that offers services to special needs / handicap clients. My daughter is 5 years old and just in a few classes we have seen improvement. They are truly a blessing, treat their clients / families / horses with the most upmost respect.

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?

2012

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Awww, thanks! You know we try very hard! And we love hearing stories like your daughter's! :)