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Causes: Animal-Related, Animals, Education, Health, Rehabilitative Care, Special Education

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

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Rating: 5

As Executive Director of Be An Angel, a non-profit organization whose mission is to serve the multiply impaired and/or profoundly deaf children of Texas, we understand the value of horse therapy! Sire and Be An Angel serve many of the same children each year.

We applaud Sire's efforts of educating our community that kids and animals are a natural combination which has proven excellent results for physical and emotional therapies. Riding horses strengthens their weak muscles, assists with motor coordination and concentration while always boosting confidence and self esteem.

Offering trained and excellent staff, we could ask no more for the special children who benefit from their programs.