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The mission of Hooves of Hope Equestrian Center is to provide children and adults, with diverse needs, a solid foundation for developing life skills through equine-assisted activities and therapies in a safe and caring environment.
Hooves of Hope Equestrian Center, Inc is a non-profit organization that has been providing equine-assisted activities to individuals with diverse needs from the serene location of Crest View Farms, LLC since 2006, with a trained staff that has been providing therapeutic riding lessons in this community since 2000. Our program provides life-changing help to our riders with a wide range of ability levels, building physical strengths such as muscle development, balance, and increased coordination skills at the same time as increasing self-confidence and socialization. Hooves of Hope relies on the generosity, care and hard work of our volunteers. Our ability to provide services to individuals with special needs who benefit from our program is made possible through community and individual support with fundraisers and contributions.
Our facility provides lessons in both indoor and outdoor riding arenas with the use of a fully equipped tack and grooming room as well as a climate-controlled easily accessible viewing area and therapy room. We accept students from 4 years old and up, our program can benefit individuals with varying special needs such as:
Cerebral Vascular Accident (Stroke)
Benefits of Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies:
Increased Range of Motion
Improved fine motor skills
Flexibility and decreased spasticity
Increased muscle tone and strength
Improved posture and Balance
Decrease symptoms of anxiety
Increase emotional awareness
Hooves of Hope Equestrian Center, Inc is a member of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International, otherwise known as PATH. Being a member of PATH International means that we go above and beyond to hold ourselves to a higher standard of care for our participants and horses.
Hooves of Hope Equestrian Center, Inc is also a member of EAGALA. Every certified EAGALA practitioner is a credentialed Mental Health Professional or Equine Specialist, passing through standardized hands-on training, assessment, and mentorship. The EAGALA Model is a distinct approach to professional mental health and personal development services designed to empower participants through personal and physical experiences.
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