Mission: Improving independence and life skills in partnership with the horse. R. O. C. K. Provides equine-assisted therapies and activities to children, adults and veterans with physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities.
Programs: Provided hippotherapy to include physical, occupational, and speech-language therapy for 42 riders with varied disabilities.
provided therapeutic riding for 90 individuals with varied disabilities with the goal of increasing functional life skills.
provided a variety of educational programs for students in conjunction with local youth agencies and school districts as well as active duty service members and veterans injured in the line of duty. The educational program with students is designed to increase communication, social, and life skills. The educational and therapeutic program with active duty service members and veterans is to help them adjust physically and emotionally to their post-war lives. Over 96 individuals were served in these educational and therapeutic programs.
higher learning program management: r. O. C. K. Has collaborated with thetexas a&m university system to provide knowledge and expertise inequine assisted activities and therapies in its courtney grimshawfowler equine therapeutic program. R. O. C. K. Provides management,consulting and technical assistance to ensure the success of theprogram. The equine therapeutic program provides teaching experience totexas a&m undergraduate and graduate students interested in the equinetherapy industry. These combined objectives will serve texas a&m, itsstudents and the surrounding community, and provide needed assistanceto citizens with special needs, including veterans.
I love this organization, aside from the great work it does for children, it also has an amazing opportunity for veterans with their ROCK on Veterans program. I was fortunate enough to participate in the program in the Fall of 2013 and it was very helpful to not only me but also a very close friend of mine. The staff and volunteers alike were extraordinary and I am eager to see our paths cross again in the future!
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When I first discovered this organization, I was immediately impressed by the people. Volunteers and staff seemed genuinely friendly and caring. As I got to know the organization better, I came to understand that everyone involved seems drawn there by a passion - a passion for the work, for the children and adults who are there as clients, for the horses and for the mission of the organization. The veterans program is incredible and truly changes the lives of the families involved. Board members are in he arena working with clients as volunteers. It is a place where lives change, miracles happen, children who could not walk now walk, veterans who could not leave their home are now in school, volunteering, doing public speaking and are happy. This is indeed a very special place.