Connects children with disabilities with a small pony to love and care for. Contact Personal Ponies to learn about the program in your area and find out if having a pony will enrich the life of your child.
Since 1986, Personal Ponies primary mission has been to bring MAGIC into people’s-especially children’s lives; to bring smiles and joy in a most unusual way. We believe (and we’ve seen it happen over and over again!) that the lives of anyone with special needs are immeasurably enriched by connecting with a small equine companion in a “Personal” way- so this is what we do! Our ponies are uniquely suited in temperament and size to small children, folks in wheelchairs, hospital rooms, veterans centers, senior centers or anyone who would enjoy interacting with a smaller equine in a more “intimate” manner – eye to eye!
- To achieve national acceptance and respect for the idea that a small pony can have a significant impact on people of all ages by establishing a connection based on touching, grooming, feeding, leading, even talking to a pony in a non-riding scenario. The interaction can relieve stress, build confidence, trust and communication skills.
- To solicit and gain involvement by Foundations, business people, private citizens on the National, State, and local levels.
- To encourage integrity and continuous improvement in the development of a nationwide network for the placement of Personal Ponies in environments where they can work their magic in their unique way.
- To develop a program with the vision and scope to reach well beyond the next 100 years.