Non-profit organization providing equine facilitated therapies to veterans, adults, and children with developmental, mental, physical, and emotional disabilities and challenges
Our mission is to facilitate a positive and non-judgmental environment for participants and their facilities. Stockhands is a place where human and animal relationships can flourish through effective and creative equine assisted therapy
The equine experience:
Riding a horse can help riders to find confidence, peace, control, a mental and emotional calm, energy, understanding, purposed, pride, and all the things that can be forgotten when dealing with a mental, physical, or emotional disability. This experience of rediscovery is happening throughout the country in many therapeutic riding programs. Its success is evident in those who are part of or have completed therapeutic riding programs. Because horseback riding is physically; mentally and emotionally taxing, it presents the perfect opportunity and venue for therapy. The energy and connection between horse and rider are intense and unable to be recreated; it is infectious due to the horses’ loyalty, strength, lack of judgment, and caring.
Participant lesson program is the core of what they do. They have lessons Sunday through Thursday and average approximately 70 lessons per week. Participants range in age from 4 years old to more senior participants in their 70’s.
Who this serves:
Ages range from 4 years old to more senior participants in their 70’s and older