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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Human Services

Mission: Our mission is to heal, enrich, and empower the lives of special needs children and disabled veterans through medical therapy & the help of the horse!

Results: In the last year, we have served over 6000 veterans, children, and adults with special needs. Please join our quest to reach as many people as possible!

Target demographics: disabled children and veterans

Direct beneficiaries per year: 6000 children, veterans, and their families

Geographic areas served: South Florida

Programs: a FREE veterans' program called Horses for Heroes, as well as providing affordable rehabilitation for specials needs children!

Community Stories

15 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My son has been receiving therapeutic riding services for almost 2 years with the very talented staff at Bit by Bit riding center. He adores his therapists, the horses, and even the administrative team as all members are hands on-working to make this therapeutic experience effective and fun for the riders. My son is 4 years old and diagnosed with cerebral palsy and developmental delays. We have seen a huge improvement in his posture since riding but more importantly in his confidence level. He's so proud of himself after each lesson. We are so grateful for the service that Bit by Bit therapeutic riding center provides!!!!

jenhgross

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering for Bit By Bit for 1 & 1/2 years & what they give to their students is beyond words, witnessing the students overcome their physical & mental limitations with the magical therapy of horseback riding while receiving professional therapy is beyond remarkable & then some. Week after week the students grow so much in so many ways & they are just so excited to be there & ready to ride their horse, mostly oblivious that they are getting therapy! What Bit By Bit does is so inspiring I am now in trainIng under Bit By Bit's supervision to be a PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship) Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor, so not only do they change the students lives but also everyone involved in their program! And then there are their special therapy horses that are not only well taken care of but so tuned in & responsive to each student's needs, makes them so special too. I could not be prouder to be part of this organization & help serve the benefits that their services their students, parents, therapists, volunteers & staff offer.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Bit by Bit is an incredible program, run by hard working and dedicated horse people, volunteers, and therapists. The positive change seen in every child after a little or a lot of time in this program is heartwarming and nothing short of a miracle! I'm so grateful for their existence, and pray that they continue to thrive and find support in the community and beyond.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am the Program Manager at Bit By-Bit Therapy. I can not say enough about how many Children and Adults lives have been impacted by our organization. We do approximately 400 sessions a month. Not only do the clients and their parents see significant improvemment in many areas including physical and mental well being. But our wonderfull Volunteers are continually impressed by the progress of all our clients..Bit By Bit is truely a holisitic approach to the special needs population we serve in our area.

Michelle138

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a therapist at BIt by Bit and I can truely say that is is a unique and excellent program. Being able to treat the patients in an enviroment that is tranquil, therapeutic and most of all caring has had such good outcomes on all the patients and clients. They respond so much faster and learn new routines because we are set up to do our job so well. THe horses are well taken care of and in turn can respond to the clients needs. I have worked in many setting as a therapist and I am proud to be part of this organizationa and know the community benefits from everything that is done. This organization truely cares for all the clients/patients that receive services here.

Kathleen P.

Board Member

Rating: 5

It is my distinct pleasure to be the President of this wonderful organization! The dedication of the staff, volunteers, baord of directors, and the families that we help is truly inspirational. If you are thinking about joing our "herd" as a rider or as a volunteer, I would recommend it highly! We welcome you & look forward to continuing to serve our community.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

It is my honor to serve as a board member for this great non-profit organization. The Therapists, volunteers and all those involved have the biggest hearts in the world, The programs for disabled children and veterans are second to none. Words cannot describe the looks on the children's faces when they learn new tasks and love the horse they are riding. There is no program better to bring health, excercise and physical therapy to the clients and patients of this great organization.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Bit By Bit has an awsome veterans therapy program. I not only volunteered to help with this program i participated in the program. It helps returning warriors adapt back into civilian life, reduce stress and heal injurys. The staff is amazing.
This is the best veteran program i have seen and i have seen alot of them.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you to all of the wonderful therapists & instructors for helping my two children. The amount of dedication and professionalism that we have witnessed has been truly inspirational. Love to everyone!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Excellent program! Gives volunteering a whoe new meaning of enjoyment seeing the less fortunate so happy

Review from Guidestar

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My son has severe adhd and anxiety problems.... he hates to go to his traditional OT and PT appointments, but he loves to go to his hborse therapy sessions, and even chooses them over classmates' birthday parties. just wish they had more horses for Big Boys.

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 4

My son has cerebral palsy and receives hippo therapy to help him in many different areas. This is his favorite therapy, and i don't even think that he realizes that it is therapy. The staff and horses have helped him both verbally and physically. I'm thankful for the service they provide us.

Review from Guidestar

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Bit by Bit has changed the life of my Family, My Daughter started volunteering for Bit By BIt about 9 months ago and it has been such a wonderful and positive experience, it is not only remarkable all the dedication and hard work that is put into making these children smile and bring such happiness to there lives I think it is amazing that the volunteers get to be involved in these priceless smiles. My Daughter loves the children and she is always happy to be at the ranch to assist. Bit by Bit and the staff are wonderful and loving , caring individuals and I am so glad that we got to become a part of the team. You can put a price on the smile that is brought to the faces of these amazing children when there horse arrives. Keep up the good work Bit by Bit and thanks for all the happiness that you have brought to our family and to all the childrens lives that you have touched.

Review from Guidestar

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Bit-By-Bit Therapeutic Riding Center has helped hundreds of special needs children and adults in south Florida...like mine! What a huge boon for our local community that these amazing therapists and instructors have created 3 barns in Broward County where families with special needs can go to get medical treatment, have fun with the horses, and enjoy beautiful Florida nature. The staff of Bit By Bit are amazing!!! Sue is an amazing physical therapist and I am glad to see all the training the Bit By Bit puts into their staff and horses. The Pompano Sand N Spurs barn is gorgeous and we love the breeze from the beach. I would say if you have a child with a disability that Bit-by-Bit should be your FIRST CHOICE for therapy. I am also excited that they have begun to offer speech therapy also in addition to PT and OT. My daughter has progressed sooo much in the past few months because of them, that our doctor can hardly belive it! Our daughter is in love with Gypsy the horse. What a pretty girl! I am going to start taking lessons also with BBB so that I can learn to ride with my child. Hopefully one day I can buy my daughter a horse of her own!

Review from Guidestar

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is truly a great organization. I have volunteered for Bit By Bit and witnessed the incredible success of the program in helping disabled children lead a more normal and active life. A very professional staff that is engaged in the community and encourages volunteerism!

Review from Guidestar