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Kingman's Healing Hooves

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Causes: Animal Services, Animals, Children & Youth, Mental Health, Mental Health Disorders, Military & Veterans Organizations, Veterans, Youth Development Programs

Mission: Our mission is to improve the minds, body’s and spirits of children and adults with disabilities, PTSD, at-risk youth, children of poverty/low income families, and able body riders through EAL, EAP programs and Horsemanship lessons. Joy can heal in so many ways and we strive to help in the healing process for individuals, families and friends with individual programs designed to foster the development of self-esteem, respect for themselves and others, horsemanship skills in handling and riding, as well as principles of kindness, responsibility and care for all animals. Our vision is to reach everyone in the community and in our county, that may not have the opportunity to have horses in their lives and experience the wonders in healing that horses can offer through our progressive sessions that are taught by our certified instructors and horses. Our value to our community includes offering a Safe Place free of judgement, a social outlet for making new friendships, building confidence in those who have been victims of bullying, sexual and/or mental abuse; all through interactions with our CHA Certified Instructors and Certified Therapy/Lesson Horses which are the backbone of our program.

Results: Marked progress with cognitive development, improved muscle control, confidence, and most of all self esteem. We have 10 wonderful, certified lesson horses to help riders advance their riding and horsemanship skills.

Target demographics: We offer EAL/EAP sessions for our youth and adults with mental or physical challenges, our veterans with PTSD, and those without special needs. We also teach safe horsemanship and riding skills, this in turn, builds self esteem and confidence through the use of our certified lesson/therapy horses through ground work exercises and under saddle.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 750 Youth and adults with and without special needs.

Geographic areas served: Kingman Az

Programs: We are a 501(c)3 facility, Mohave County's Premier Equine Facility including EAL (Equine Assisted Learning)/ EAP (Equine Assisted Psychotherapy) programs and Horsemanship riding lessons for equine enthusiests with and without disabilities. We are home of some of the best equine therapists that have and continue to change the lives of those they touch. Located at 4390 Glen Rd. Kingman, Az 928-279-7581 (by appointment only)

Community Stories

38 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Shelli W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Kassie and her family do so much for so many people in our community! I have seen what she and her horses have done for children myself. They help children and adults with disabilities. They also are very active with Special Olympics. Kassie has helped me in my journey to become a better rider.

Steven K. D.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

In my thoughts of my son's passion .

As a single parent with my son being Autistic I have always enjoyed the things he enjoys , something all parents do. My son loves everything cowboy . He really enjoys going to Kingman's Healing Hooves . What I have witnessed is the way Miss Kassie is able to recognize fear and/or a meltdown , address the issue ,calm him down and finish the lesson. Darn few people can do that, to me, that is incredible as a father I tend to feel the need to but in but I am not the instructor. When we leave my son reflects upon how many times he has ridden which horse by calling the lessons levels.There are not many businesses such as Kingman's Healing Hooves,I find it quite amazing and for my son I am thankful a business like Kingman's Healing Hooves exists . Steven K. Dyer

Julie Needham J.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Kingman's Healing Hooves is the best kept secret in Kingman, AZ. I found them through word of mouth, 4 years ago. Words cannot adequately describe the KHH experience. I would strongly suggest contacting them to arrange a visit. Kassie Schuerr and her family are amazing, and dedicated to helping others in their community. She has wonderful therapy horses that she has personally trained, and works with daily. From the moment you pull in the driveway to the facility, you know you have found the right place. You feel welcomed, safe, and peaceful. The horses are calm and relaxed. Kassie offers a variety of services at the facility and also has outreach programs for the schools. This is a place you will want, and be proud, to be involved with. They have something for everyone, able bodied and special needs, young and old. They depend on donations and volunteers to keep things running. For those making donations, this is a place that you can truly see where your money is going. The smiles on the faces of their clients are priceless and so heartwarming. I strongly suggest checking out their website and Facebook page, and then contacting Kassie directly. You won't be disappointed!

Sue Karnes F.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We moved to this area in Feb 2017, from Tennessee. Before we moved, I had done research looking at different groups in the Kingman area, as I do a lot of volunteering. I found Kingman Healing Hooves. When we moved here, I contacted them and found out, they do the Special Olympics event . I volunteered to do the photography. I was overwhelmed when I went there for that event. Everything they put into helping, talking, encouraging the athletes was amazing!! The support they gave each one was special for that person. This group, everyone that works there, puts their heart into giving these athletes the freedom of knowing they can get on a horse or walk beside the horse and have him do the commands they give. Even the woman who was judging them, was great. Family members were standing near the fence with smiles on their faces. I can't say it enough, I'm so happy Kingman Healing Hooves showed up on my computer...it was meant to be. I was there for their Special Olympics this year also and I wouldn't miss it...the smile when these athletes get a ribbon is beyond words. This is one special group!!

Mahala H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’ve known Kassie for quite awhile. The program she runs is a solid one. I have volunteered a few times and have participated in a few events. The program helps so many. She is the only real therapy program in town that uses the horses. She puts on a Special Olympics event and works with each individual months prior. She helps other children thru the outreach program she was also implemented in to her busy schedule. She has helped me with a few problems I have had with my horse. Kingman Healing Hooves is a 5 star program

Rose O.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've worked with animals for nearly 25yrs and any time I have dealt with organizations that apply the majestic nature of the animals to the needs of the disabled, I'm filled with hope that there is a unity and singleness of purpose to be shared amongst each other.
I've familiarized myself with a number of charities and nonprofit organizations throughout the years and although they are all wonderful, I'm extremely excited with Healing Hooves. They have such a wide variety of avenues and options that cover the ever growing needs in today's struggles.
I look forward to following the advances in our medical community and the all the new discoveries that reveal the importance of our animal kingdom.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Kingman's Healing Horse is a dream started years ago by this amazing young woman has come true. Helping the people with all kinds of disabilities, enjoy and experience the joy of riding and working with horses hands on, is the best physical therapy and more so the joy to do things never thought they would be able to do. I have watched this grow from a dream to reality. I know has many years to go to help these people to the things that are dear.

Darlene M E.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

GOD Bless this wonderful group of a Family who has taken their lives to help others. We all need to support groups as this do good for all of mankind. I will continue to pray for their future and success of getting their message out to others. More and more humans around us need help either because of experiencing PTSD or knowing someone who has already been through the program. We are a small community who hold true to family values and solid morals. Please help in any way possible for the message of human KINDNESS to get out to others. PLEASE share your story for continued prayers to ALL.!!!

Sue C.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Since i got to meet the program i have. Found them to be amazing to my heart. They are incredible people to work with special needs folks. They also take such good care of their horses. Kassie was put on this earth. To help those folks with challenges. We highly recommend her to anyone who wants to beat all odds.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Kingmans Healing Hooves is phenomenal! Kassie and Lindsey and both amazing instructors. They are so patient and if you don’t understand something they have a million other ways to help you understand. They are so knowledgeable and they have many horses that are patient and well trained as well. I promise that you won’t be disappointed and I highly recommend Kingmans Healing Hooves!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We have used KHH to train our horses and for riding lessons. Every experience with KHH has been a positive one. My daughter started riding years ago and has become such a lovely rider. She continues to take lessons and absolutely loves the trainers and horses at KHH. Thank you for providing a safe, knowledable and fun place to learn!

Shannon R.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I took my granddaughter here. I am so impressed with the facility. Kassie and her daughter are amazing. my granddaughter was treated with respect and patience and she was taught good horsemanship skills. I would recommend this place to everybody.

Robyn Jackson M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering at kingman healing Hooves for about 10 months now. I have seen the dedication to helping the people of the community. Services and programs offered to special needs and PTSD both children and adults. I am one of the adults that has Benefited from working with the horses. I am blessed to be able to heal there

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Kingman's Healing Hooves is such a terrific program!! I have had the opportunity to volunteer some time and see how this program greatly helps its clients! The smiles on the clients' faces, the tears of joy of the family members, and the huge hugs for everyone is so overwhelming and awesome to be able to share in. Amazing job to Kassie, Lindsey, Chad, Kenni Sue and all of the other volunteers at Kingman's Healing Hooves! Please participate through volunteering and donations to keep such a vital program available to our community!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Kingman Healing Hooves is such an amazing organization! They have helped so many people and will definitely be there for the future. Kassie is AMAZING with the horses and the people she works with. I have seen first hand the impact that Kassie, and her team, make to people. To see a kid smile, talk, high five and just the joy they feel when experiencing her love, passion and gift to help others is simply awesome! It brings tears to my eyes to watch it happen. Congratulations Kassie on making a difference in people's lives!! My own kids, as well as myself, have benefited from her organization in many ways!! Excellent job Kassie!!

Becky57

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is the most amazing organization you can volunteer for!! Not only are they the kindest people around, but they take the time to teach you new and exciting things! I have learned so much from Kassie and Kenni Sue! Not only do I see smiles and excitement on many peoples faces, but I see happiness in the animals they own!! Thank you so much for letting me be apart of your organization and for the friendship you give me every day!! Your awesome!!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It was amazing when I first learned about Kingman's Healing Hooves. It is probably the most amazing thing that the town of Kingman has! With Kassie's background and passion for what she does, she has developed an excellent program that is very therapeutic for people of all ages and with and without disabilities. As a therapist, I have definitely recommended this program to parents who have children with special needs. I am definitely hoping it continues to grow and that they will be able to build an indoor arena in the near future.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so glad we found Kingman's Healing Hooves. As clients and volunteers, my three young sons and I have been able to see what awesome animals horses are. Well, I already knew, because I've always loved horses and was a former owner of a beautiful quarter horse gelding, years and years ago :). Although, I truly wish I had known Kassie then, because he liked to throw me off on the trail and run back to the barn many times. Ouch :(. With Kassie's way of training, I would have known how to handle the situation and be in control of the horse instead of the other way around. Just watching her work with her horses and clients, those with or without disabilities, absolutely amazes me. Her caring, patience and precise detail of every individual she teaches is second to none. I highly recommend anyone who loves horses and wants to learn to ride or be a horse owner, check out KHH first and learn from the best in our own community, Kingman AZ. Thank you to Kassie and he wonderful staff, Chad and Lindsey for taking your time with every detail of safety and instruction with my boys and the horses they ride . And the volunteering to help around the barn has been a great experience and introduction to one day being horses owner ourselves. ;)

1 Lisa285

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was born with Cerebral Palsy and therefore can not walk on my own, but horses have always been my passion. My first experience at Kingman's Healing Hooves was truly awesome. I look forward to many more fun experiences. Kassie is a truly amazing lady, who is very passionate about what she does with both horses and riders. She sees the sky as the limit and will do anything she possibly can to give riders with challenges as much independence as possible. She has a big heart and her passion inspires me daily. I highly recommend Kassie and Kingman's Healing Hooves. They are a fantastic organization that strives to make a difference in peoples' lives daily through therapeutic horseback riding.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Kassie Schuerr and her team at Kingman's Healing Hooves are making positive, life altering changes in the lives of clients almost daily. I've known a few trainers in my time; from Thoroughbred farms in Virginia, to workshops with famed Horse Whisperer Monty Roberts, to learning from cowboys who could darn near get a horse to turn cartwheels, so I speak from some experience when I say that we here in small town, Arizona are truly blessed to have a teacher/trainer of Kassie's caliber living and working here. Kassie has a unique ability to understand and communicate with her horses, but even more important, she is able to share that gift with her students, guiding horse and rider toward making the special connection that allows two to think as one. Once this transformation takes place, a small child - timid and shy, becomes as bold and confident as the big horse beneath her. The man who is burdened by the weight of legs that no longer work can experience the freedom of flight. Others find there's no better medicine for depression than an afternoon spent mucking out stalls. Everyone is welcome at KHH, as Kassie makes certain that those of modest means can work to ride. It's hands-on and can be hot, dusty, hard work, but there's always humor, smiles of joy and a sense of true accomplishment at Kingman's Healing Hooves!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Kassie is amazing with both horse and rider. I have witnessed first hand, the life-changing, healing, impact she has on her students. Kassie is the most hard working, patient, compassionate , and knowledgable trainer I have ever met! I just cannot say enough about Healing Hooves; magic happens here!