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Healing Horses "One child at a time" Inc.

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Mission: To Rescue, rehabilitate abused and neglected equine and place them into safe, permanent homes. Provide permanent sanctuary for equine that due to age or health cannot be adopted. Give those equine placed in sanctuary a purpose in life by joining them with children of special needs, physical or emotional disabilities, or who are a victim of abuse/violence, at risk youth. To assist each child with special needs or trauma in reaching their full potential through interaction with horses, to include self-esteem, confidence, social skills, small and gross motor skills, balance, core strength, visual planning skills, attention span, cooridination, flexibility and concentration. Provide education to the public in the benefits of having rescue horses interact with special needs, traumatized and at risk youth Provide a healthy atmosphere where our youth can volunteer their help in aiding the horses and the children in need. To help children and youth understand their individual blessings and the importance of community service .

Results: Many of our teens have graduated, moved on to college and return for visits on college break. We continue forward assisting our youth in finding success. We continue to rescue, rehab, retrain and rehome horses as funds and room are available. As of 2017, we have rehomed or networked to safety over 600 horses to new homes. Currently we house 15 horses in sanctuary that help teens in our youth programs.

Target demographics: abused and neglected equine, special needs and at risk teens

Direct beneficiaries per year: 22 horses and 60 children

Geographic areas served: Horse rescue, rehabilitation, retraining, rehoming or providing sanctuary for those with health issues. Assisting our community with special needs and at risk teens through an equine program teaching them devotion, trust, respect, self confidence and the ability to face all challenges head on.

Programs: Interactive horse/teen program where teens are assigned a project horse. Serving teens involved in the Pasco and Hillsborough County Juvenile Intervention Program. Interaction and equine therapy for special needs and at risk teens at no charge

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1 Story from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

4 Stephanie36


Rating: 5

5 years later and I'm still volunteering here. Not a day goes by at Healing Horses "One child at a time" where you don't see some kind of healing and miracle happen. I can honestly say, I don't know where I would be if I hadn't continued coming here. I most likely would have made a left instead of making a right. I'm forever grateful for the positive influence and acceptance from Bev and the other volunteers.

7 Debra13

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Well here is what I have to say,I had a horse named Misty and was unable to tend and care for her and I contacted all kinds of places I had found on the internet and by Gods good Graces I came across ''Healing Horses'' and at first Bev was going to try and find a loving home for her,but givin her age she decided to keep her and let her live out her life there with the other horses,for fear she did not want her to end up at at slaughter house and I am so very thankful for that.Bev and the volunteers are AMAZING at what they do and Bev teaches them as do they teach her.There is no horse that untouched by any of them,from what I seen when I took Misty there,there is nothing but love and kindness to all and the wellfare of the horse and the children.Healing Horses and Bev is a Godsend.if only more people were like her and her volunteers....God Bless you Bev....