9140 W La Madre
Las Vegas NV 89149
Tax ID/EIN: 51-0436828
Year Founded: 2002
Last Updated 2016-03-10
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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 Mission/How we are involved with horses:
Spirit Therapies is a non-profit therapeutic riding center that positively impacts the lives of the physically and mentally challenged through connecting with trained therapy horses, certified instructors and compassionate volunteers. We will educate and bring awareness of this valuable therapy to the public, and one day be able to offer therapeutic riding free of charge.
THERAPEUTIC RIDING - Therapeutic Riding is mounted therapy in which people with disabilities ride horses to relax, and to develop muscle tone.Lesson plans are formatted for each rider, constructing attainable goals and specially designed activities. As every rider is different, we make sure we put together the right program to be as effective as possible.<br /><br />EQUINE ASSISTED LEARNING (EAL)-Spirit Therapies is certified through the Equine Assisted Growth & Learning association (EAGALA) to provide Equine Assisted Leaning services. Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) focuses on experiential, ground-based activities. The EAGALA certified Equine Specialist works with the client in creative horse-centered activities designed to address specific treatment goals, producing spectacular results. Often during a session, the horse or experience can initiate an "Aha" moment that impacts that client's way of thinking or behaving. After the session, the client takes away key experiences and can begin to make lifelong changes.<br /><br />HORSES HEALING HEROES (HHH) - This program focuses on serving both active duty military personnel and veterans who have been diagnosed with physical and/or mental challenges. Horse-assisted therapies contribute to emotional and social readjustment by increasing self-esteem, self-sufficiency, and self-confidence, along with a sense of mastery.
Spirit provides a farm-like environment. There are 2 dogs, 3 cats and 13 egg-laying chickens on the property in addition to the horses. Everyone (volunteers, riders, visitors) are greeted by the dogs and cats upon arrival. In addition, the volunteers and riders (with supervision) can go into the hen-house to collect fresh eggs.