Very rude personnel. Horses are great and my son enjoyed riding them however the staff is RUDE!!!
I have been trying to resolve my situation for the past 2 MONTHS and still no answer!!! They will be more than happy to take your money but to get a refund for unused services you will get no call back.
WHAT KIND OF SERVICE IS THIS???
Very unhappy parents,
I am still waiting for a resolution!!!
I would like to thank everyone on staff, the families, clients and volunteers at Partners For Progress for the wonderful opportunity you have given my daughter. Over the last three years, she has found a second home at your facility where she enjoyed volunteering. She truly considers all of you her second family. You can be certain that you have inspired her and given her a direction with which to pursue a career in Equine Assisted Therapy at William Woods University. The knowledge, confidence and dedication she gained working with all of you has been a joy for me as a parent to observe. Even though I know she will miss you all very much as we as a family move out of Illinois, please be assured she will come back to visit and will always hold a special place in her heart for all of you. As she starts her college adventure, please know that the experiences she had with you helped her decide her school/career path. Thank you for all of the fun times, lovely going away gifts and giving her direction. I appreciate it more than you know. I wish PFP continued success in the future.
Truly a wonderful organization! Everyone associated from staff to volunteers to students want to be there and it shows.
Partners for Progress is changing my son's life. After suffering a severe brain injury we have been on a very aggressive rehabilitation plan to help him recover. The work PFP does has been outstanding in improving his core strength, balance, and self esteem. We are so grateful for the work the team does and their individualized approach to his recovery.
I am amazed at the results I have seen over the last 6 months of being involved with Partners For Progress and inspired by the dedication of the staff.
Partners for Progress provides state of the art interventions for children with physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities using wonderful therapeutic horses as the tool.
My daughter Olivia has been riding for 12 years has made incredible progress in many areas. I do not believe she would be walking if it wasn't for this therapy. We are blessed beyond belief to have found the talented staff who work in this program.
Being a volunteer at Partners for Progress NFP, Therapeutic Riding Center is one of the most rewarding things I have ever done. The staff is professional, caring and compassionate and all of the volunteers are considered an important part of the "team". I learn something new each day I am there, whether about the horses or how to assist better with the clients. It is amazing to see the interactions between clients and horses and the positive outcomes that extend to other family members as well. Each time I go home, I know that "I have made a positive difference" in someone's life.
Partners for Progress Nfp (PFP) therapeutic has done an amazing job with my children. They set specific goals for each child. It has enhanced and improved their lives. It has brought them further in development and strength, endurance, and coordination than any other program. It has given them self confidence and go out of their comfort zone. The staff and volunteers are Wonderful!!!! We are truly blessed to have PFP close to home.
There is not enough time to fully explain all the benefits that participating in Partner For Progress Nfp (PFP) therapeutic riding programs has helped me. An added benefit is that PFP provides is the ability to take the experience, skills and confidence that I have gained to the next level. PFP riders have participated in Special Olympics Equestrian events, National Snaffle Bite Association, American Quarter Horse Associations, American Quarter Horse Congress events. PFP provides the opportunity to apply what each rider has learned and take it to the show arena. Because of PFP I have had the opportunity to compete at the National Snaffle Bite Association World Show in their Heroes on Horses class. A class where wounded active duty military and disabled veterans get to showcase how these programs are helping us heal. With out PFP support out side the therapeutic arena there is no way that myself or others in their programs would be able to going into the competition arena.
Partners For Progress isn’t just about having a good time while doing therapy on horseback. They are all about setting and achieving goals that enrich, enhance and improve the lives of their rider.
I participate in PFP’s “Heroes on Horses” program for our nation’s veterans and active duty wounded warriors. It has helped me in providing therapy forces me to focus on the moment and not the past or what might happen in the future. The therapy carries over for several hours and comes back throughout the week.
Through Partners For Progress I have been able to participate in the National Snaffle Bit Association’s “Heroes on Horses” class, independent riders category, at their World Show and at other NSBA Horse Show events
This place has been a life changer for my family. My son has learned self confidence, independence skills, social skills, and self regulation. Every person who work or volunteers there is amazing!
My son has been riding with Partners for Progress since he was 4 years old, for a total of 4 1/2 years. He has participated in many types of therapies since he was 4 months old, but the therapy provided by the horses and the excellent staff and volunteers has brought him further in development and strength than any other therapy. Equally important are the friendships he has developed, with other riders and also with the people who help him each week. The riding looks mostly like fun, but the strength, endurance and coordination it builds in the children is amazing. Most of the time the riders are smiling, being encouraged and challenged by the volunteers walking with them. Recently my 13 month old daughter started riding to assist with her muscular issues. She looks so tiny atop the huge horse, but there are always loving hands on her and she has come to trust her helpers. Her progress in movement in the past month is nothing short of miraculous. What a wonderful resource and group of friends we have in our community; we are truly blessed to have them here.
My daughter has been riding with Partners For Progress now for over 8 years. The level of therapy that is provided there is more than just therapy, and it is definitely not a "pony ride". The staff truly knows how to integrate therapy with necessary life skills to help the riders overcome their challenges and apply it to everyday life - and then make them feel successful. The staff is firm about their requests, but gentle in the way that they guide the rider to complete the request, giving the rider the ability to realize accomplishment. My daughter - who has Autism - has gained incredible ability in team work, motor planning, socialization, problem solving, transitioning, executive functioning, and so much more along with improvement in her physical which has given her an incredible sense of self-esteem and confidence -and it helps that she loves being with the horses. She actually wants to work with the challenging instructors because she knows that it makes her a stronger, more able individual. In addition, the volunteers that give of their time here are amazing. They are eager to assist the riders, and truly become involved in supporting them and their goals. They are a very integral part of the team work that is necessary for the riders to succeed. I cannot say enough wonderful things about what happens here for the riders, and the care that is given to their horses. If you are looking for results for your loved one, this is the place to come, and if you are looking for a place in which to make a difference, this is the place to come. It will change your life.
My daughter has been with Partners for Progress for 8 months now and what a tremendous difference it has made in her life and in ours. The therapists / equestrians are amazing ladies and they really work hard to make a difference in my daughters life. After being given the Autistic Diagnosis there are so many suggestions and paths you will be given to follow but I will say that the path to this place was the best one so far and the one in which we've seen the best progress. This can be attributed to the hard work individuals at this facility that really go above and beyond to make this place super special. The barn is always clean, the horses are well kept and cared for, and the staff is always pleasant. My family and I cannot say enough about PFP and what an amazing organization they run.
My son has been coming to Partners for Progress for over a year. He has shown tremendous improvement in many areas in such a short time that are noticeable to everyone. I am so impressed with the program and the staff is just as outstanding, as are the volunteers. I truly feel that this is a life changing organization.
Extremely professional and wonderful organization. Outstanding people with full support of all volunteers. A true blessing for their students and their families and we are proud to be able to participate. Always a highlight of my week.
I have been volunteering at Partners For Progress for almost a year. I am there several days a week and continue to be impressed by the organization, level of expertise and genuine caring and therapy provided to the clients they serve. This is an extraordinary well run organization. The therapists are careful, knowledgeable and have detailed therapeutic plans and goals for each and every client. In addition, the volunteers and their equine partners are treated with respect and appreciation. So happy to be a part of such a wonderful program.
My daughter is the client served and she has the most outstanding therapist here who is supportive and kind yet makes my daughter accountable for her actions and choices. Traditional therapy did not work as well for her. We have been coming for over 3 years but things constantly change to meet her growth and needs. My daughter never says she doesn't want to come even after all this time-she loves it!
I started with PFP approximately 1 1/2 years ago as a volunteer/sidewalker. I was immediately impressed with the quality of their program, as I had been a volunteer in another program in Wyoming. The quality of PFP's facilities, horses, and therapists are what makes this program one-of-a-kind. Their dedication to the children and riders in the program are second to none. I personally have seen many children progress over the short time that I've been there, and I am honored to have been asked to join the board of directors to help with some of the behind the scenes fundraising. The dedication of everyone, from the director, to the newest volunteer, are what makes this program one of the best in the nation!