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Whispering Manes Therapeutic Riding Center

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations, Human Services

Mission: To benefit children and adults with special needs or disabilities by offering them the opportunity to interact with dedicated horses in a manner that promotes physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. We believe people can develop therapeutic relationships with horses, crossing boundaries of speech and physical disabilities in a way that encourages healing and improved self-esteem.

Target demographics: people with disabilities

Geographic areas served: Miami-Dade County

Programs: therapeutic horseback riding and therapeutic horsemanship. Our goal is to benefit children and adults with special needs or disabilities by offering them the opportunity to interact with dedicated horses in a manner that promotes physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. We believe people can develop therapeutic relationships with horses, crossing boundaries of speech and physical disabilities in a way that encourages healing and improved self-esteem.

Community Stories

69 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter has been a rider at this wondeful center for a few months and we could not be happier. Watching her so excited to go to her lesson every week makes me so happy. My only regret is not knowing of this center sooner.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm training to be a therapeutic riding instructor and the people here have been more then helpful. They truly push me to be the best that I can be and are so encouraging. The riders and volunteers that come here have told me many times that they love being here and so do I. The horses are wonderful to work with and know their jobs. It's been a blessing to be here especially since it's not a long drive.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My sister has been coming to this center for a few months now and she couldn't be happier. She's more confident in her everyday life, she's more motivated & always looks forward to ever next lesson, thanks to Whispering manes!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great experience for the kids. My younger brother has been riding for the past two years and he loves it. It has been a wonderful learning experience for the whole family and we see the progress with him.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is an amazing place to volunteer. There are so many opportunities that you can learn from, as well as, experience the satisfaction of bringing joy to the children. I highly recommend Whispering Manes for your volunteer time and charitable giving.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As special needs teacher, coming here with my students for the horse therapy is a great experience, they have fun and at the same time therapy helps them in many ways.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Whispering Manes is an amazing organization. It is beautiful, clean, and well run. My daughter and I have both volunteered there, and plan to continue. The animals are very healthy and well-taken care of. We need more places like this!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My Amazing Autistic boy has blossomed so much because this amazing place. The staff the horses and the environment is full of positive energy and love that this boy looks forward to his classes as much as he does his Disney trips.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization has helped my daughter so much, the staff are very professional and safety minded. My daughter is always asking to come back, both for lessons and camp. I highly recommend this organization.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Whispering Manes is amazing! My daughter has always struggled at summer camps but at Whispering Manes she was accepted and nurtured. Everyone receives individualized attention and they also participate in group activities too. Robin is fantastic and you can tell she cares about each and every camper. My daughter liked it so much we will be signing her up for lessons in the fall and she will definitely be a repeat camper!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I began volunteering here a year ago, and it has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. This organization far exceeds all expectations. The phenomenal women who run this amazing nonprofit go above and beyond to help each individual in need succeed here. The special needs children and adults are treated with such love and respect and are able to truly thrive with this program in various areas. This is by far one of the most beneficial, fulfilling and awe inspiring nonprofits I've had the honor and pleasure to volunteer for.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our son has been participating in this therapeutic riding program for over 5 years. He loves the horses and his attention span and coordination have improved. The riding has also improved his core strength.. The program is very well run and the facility is beautiful.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son has been a part of this program for about 4 years and it has been wonderful! It has helped him so much with his balance, strengthening his torso and abdomen. He loves coming to his classes with Miss Robin. The staff at Whispering Manes are always nice and caring to all the children and families. This experience has been a blessing, we are grateful and thankful for what they do.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The instructors at Whispering Manes are superb, very knowledgeable and patient. The stable is beautiful and the horses are well taken care of. My son is in the autism spectrum and these are the only therapy sessions he enjoys. The riding lessons truly make him happy.
He has learned so much from Charmaine who is a gift to our lives. Along with physical benefits of riding, I have seen psychological benefits in improved self steam and lower anxiety levels.
This is a wonderful place. Thank you so much for everything you do!

Client Served

Rating: 5

After much loss due to chronic illness/pain, Whispering Manes has offered the opportunity for my world to grow again in a a meaningful way. It is a therapeutic experience in so many ways, from the quiet sound of birds and smell of hay when I step out of my car, to the therapeutic interaction with horses, the physically rehabilitative aspect of riding, and the motivation to leave the house to learn about something I never would have previously dreamed of.

This has also offered me a positive way to share my illness with others in my life - when I held a crowdfunding fundraiser to pay for lessons, it offered the chance for others to positively support and share in my efforts towards improving well-being & quality of life.

I am immensely grateful for the opportunity to learn and volunteer with a non-profit whose staff is understanding of the challenges I face.

Client Served

Rating: 5

the staff is amazing, he center is gorgeous and I have seen great improvement in my son. I highly recommend! My child and I both look forward to each session.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This was my daughter's 2nd year attending WMTCSC. She ABSOLUTELY loves the camp! It has a very well balanced schedule consisting of riding, grooming, art, yoga & water fun activities. It provides education,encourages Independence and improves social skills. Robin(Camp Director) is awesome. She is tentative to all of campers needs and parent's concerns. Although we live on the Broward county line we look forward to taking our daughter to the WMTC summer camp

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer at whispering Manes and I love it. The Facilities are brand new and very clean. The participants, staff and other volunteers are also very friendly and a blast to work with. They do great work with the participants and I have seen great improvements within a couple lessons of starting. I recommend whispering manes to anyone who wants to volunteer or for anyone who's child has a disability and is looking for a positive experience in animal therapy.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been riding here for 9 months and I am happy with my experience. The facilities are very clean, handicap accessible, and the staff is extremely helpful and kind. At first I was frightened of horseback riding due to my condition (spinal cord injury) but with the right guidance and motivation from the instructor I am becoming not only more comfortable, but stronger as a rider. I have been feeling positive physical changes (better range of motion and release) ever since I started and am looking forward to my future progress with Whispering Manes.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Whispering Manes is a wonderful place where the kids feel safe while learning to interact with the horses at the same time letting all tensions go away. My daughter knows everything about the horses, the barn, the property, the feeding schedule and the horses personalities while learning to shine and lose all of her shyness. Whispering Manes is a hidden gem in Miami and the kids are so blessed to be able to spend time there. The barn and the facilities are so clean and well-maintained you almost forget you are in a barn. I highly recommend Whispering Manes and can't wait for my daughter to return for riding lessons with Honey, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, and Ben. The horses have patience of angels as well as all of the staff and volunteers. So blessed to find you, Bravo Robin!!