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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

45 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Brownie H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Kingman's Healing Hooves is an amazing organization. I have been involved with the organization as a horse owner and as an educator. Kassie Schuerr, founder of Kingman's Healing Hooves follows a method with her horses and the horses she trains that focuses on natural horsemanship. This, in turn, allows Kingman's Healing Hooves to have therapy horses who are amazing.

I also have seen first hand the impact Kingman Healing Hooves horses have had on students in special education programs, when the therapy horses are brought to the local schools and special education students are allowed to pet, brush and sit on these wonderful horses.
The time and funds invested to train, feed and keep these horses is substantial.

Due to family responsibilities, Kingman's Healing Hooves is located in our small town and we are truly blessed to have this outstanding organization available to our community. Kingman, AZ has a poverty level of 30%, about 7% above the state average, so our community does not have a significant amount of income for extras such as therapeutic horse back riding lessons for disabled children and adults.

Kassie Schuerr and her family, give countless hours providing therapeutic horse back riding experiences to the community's disabled. Every year the therapeutic riders participate in our local Veteran's Day Parade riding the therapy horses in the parade. This activity alone takes much time and effort to have disabled riders and therapy horses ready to safely participate in the parade.

1 alandale815

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My husband and I haven't been to Kingman Healing Hooves, but we can see the smiling face of one of our adopted families son and how much he loves being on a horse and the joy he gets out of it. We have also looked at the other pictures and we can see the joy it brings to others.

2 Cecy A.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is an incredible place and Cassie has helped me a lot. She is very kind and this really helped my child. The first time when I visit the page and saw the pictures and see the happy faces I know this the right place for my son.

2 C.j. J.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I MUST say that Kingman's Healing Hooves has been and continues to be a HUGE blessing for my granddaughter! She has grown and blossomed so much since starting with them years ago. Where I once saw a little girl that was uncertain about so many things, I now see a very strong, confident, caring, loving young lady. Her time spent with Kassie and the horses had amplified her courage and confidence. Kingman's Healing Hooves has given SO MUCH to my granddaughter and I am SO grateful that Kassie and her crew are there for her and other kids and adults that need them!

2 Donna Fairgrieve B.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have known Kassie for a long time and have worked with her for many years. She is one of the most dedicated people I know and is always looking out for the best for others, Her dedication to Healing Hooves is unsurpassed by any one or any thing.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Kingman Healing Hooves is an amazing program that helps so many people in Kingman and surrounding areas. I have known Kassie for many years and have been following her website for some time. To see the joy of the riders and instructors in pictures and videos that are posted is wonderful to see. It is obvious that the horses love what they do too! Kassie works tirelessly to continue to bring joy to many, that is her passion, and it shows!

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Kingman’s Healing Hoofs is a place where love, patience and kindness go hand and ‘hoof’ with overcoming challenges in many individuals lives. Forgetting physical, mental and economic problems by focusing on personal goals and a sense of accomplishment brings confidence and joy as well as personal pride to each participant. I feel very honored and fortunate to have called Kassie a friend for many years and have admired her commitment to both her animals and those individuals she endeavors to help. This is a charity that makes a true difference in people’s lives and the community it serves! Bravo Kingman Healing Hoofs may you gallop into the future for many years to come!

2 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.

2 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

2 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!

2 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!!

2 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

2 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.

2

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.

2 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.!!!

2 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.

2

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!

2

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!

1 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.

1 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