Special Spirit Inc
Special Spirit Inc
9889 Helen Ave
Shadow Hills CA 91040
Tax ID/EIN: 26-2504871
Year Founded: 2008
Last Updated 2016-08-16
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Why are we a Messenger?
The EQUUS Foundation has designated our organization as a Messenger. Click here to learn more about our horse care and use practices.
Messengers are organizations on the Equine Welfare Network that demonstrate a commitment to public transparency and accountability by their willingness to publish and share extensive data about their operations.
Primary Focus involving horses (Horse Welfare, Public Service, Sport & Recreation): Public Service
Our organization operates programs involved with providing equine assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) using certified instructors for individuals with special needs.
Our organization is directly responsible for the care of horses to provide its services.
100% of our total programs and services are horse-related.
Our organization conducts its horse-related programs at one facility.
Our organization operates programs involved with horses and other animals.
Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
Special Spirit is a nonprofit organization, dedicated to providing a safe, nurturing, and all-inclusive environment in which people can explore the horse-human bond and enrich their lives through affordable and effective equine assisted therapies.
Special Spirit changes lives, one person at a time, with this high impact, experiential treatment solution for children challenged by autism, cerebral palsy, or other special needs or disabilities. Special Spirit's equine programs have also provided a powerful healing venue for individuals struggling with addiction and recovery, as well as for challenged youth with identified social and behavioral issues that are particularly difficult to successfully address through traditional "talk therapy". Special Spirit is a PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship) certified center.
Special Spirit provides therapeutic riding and horsemanship to special needs individuals, including at risk youth, foster children and veterans. Specials Spirit are also involved with EAP, EAT & EAL (Equine assisted psychotherapy, therapy and learning)for both sober living facilities, kids in foster care and veterans. Alongside our therapy programs we also offer affordable riding to able bodied kids as an after school activity. They can also participate in our volunteer program in exchange of discounted riding lessons and also do their community service hours required for high school.
Special Spirit organize an open house for Center for Developing Kids in Pasadena, twice a year, they bring toddlers that may be on the autism spectrum, for sensory discovery. We have the toddlers feed and touch rabbits, cats, dogs,chicken, and also groom a horse and finish with a bareback ride. We also offer a arts & craft program in our ceramic art studio.