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ABOUT US

Helping Hooves is an organization that aims to help children with special needs through equine therapy by making them interact with and ride horses. The program is designed to provide children with a fun and rewarding experience with horses that can help them to improve their physical, social, and emotional well-being.
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BENEFITS OF EQUINE THERAPY  

Riding Horses offers numerous long-term benefits for special needs children. It serves as an effective form of therapy, enhancing physical strength, stamina, and confidence. Along with these benefits, it also improves circulation, balance, respiration, and metabolism. The activity strengthens muscles, enhances leg mobility and boosts coordination. 

Studies have shown that horseback riding can be therapeutic and positively impacts the posture, muscle tone, and balance of children with disabilities such as Autism & ADHD.

 

Moreover, the presence of horses contributes to building self-esteem, nurturing emotional well-being, and stimulating cognitive development such as including memory, problem-solving, and concentration. Interaction with horses promotes empathy and kindness. Additionally, being around horses creates a calming environment  for special needs children can relax and decompress from the challenges they face daily.

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“Horses lend us the wings we lack.”

 

~Pam Brown

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HORSE CARE

In addition to learning about horses, the children will also have the opportunity to simply enjoy spending time with them. They will be able to feed and groom the horses, brush their manes and tails, and even take them for walks.

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“No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle.“

 

~Winston Churchill

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Benefits Of Equine Therapy For Children With Special Needs 

Horse Care

Rider Safety

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