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Equine Welfare Network Messenger

We are a 2017 Messenger!

We are proud to be an EQUUS Foundation Messenger and share our horse care & use practices with the public.

The Messenger Designation is awarded annually. To retain an existing EQUUS Foundation Messenger designation and apply for an EQUUS Foundation grant in 2017, organizations must provide all required information and update their Messenger information on or after January 1, 2017 and not later than April 30, 2017.



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.

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Panther Creek Inspiration Ranch



Panther Creek Inspiration Ranch
PO Box 130001
Spring TX 77393
281-719-9322

Physical Address:
25902 Glen Loch Dr,Spring,TX 77380

Tax ID/EIN: 20-5323335
Year Founded: 2009
Last Updated 2017-09-11

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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 utilizes another organization or organization(s) with direct responsibility 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:
Our mission is Partnering horses with people to transform lives and help them reach their highest ability.rnOur vision is to provide a Christ centered oasis for children and adults with special challenges seeking excellence in equine activities and therapies while we inspire similar ministries to grow the arena of hope.

Inspiration Ranch uses horses to partner with those in our community struggling with physical, cognitive and emotional challenges and help them find strength and independence. Lessons are designed with the individual rider's goals and needs in mind. All potential participants undergo a comprehensive in-take process. Horses and students are matched to complement personality, ability and developmental needs of the client.

Horse-related programs:
THERAPEUTIC RIDING<br />Participants with a wide array of physical and cognitive disabilities are welcome to join this exceptional program. Therapeutic riding lessons are planned with the individual’s physical, social, educational, cognitive, and recreational goals in mind.<br /><br />An integrated team that includes a PATH-certified instructor and dedicated volunteers work with the rider to promote the success, the freedom, and the dignity that can be experienced through therapeutic horsemanship. It is our passion to expand our clients’ abilities and help them to reach their greatest levels of independence.<br /><br />Benefits of Therapeutic Riding:<br />Improvement in cognitive skills<br />Improvement in social skills<br />Improvement in behavioral skills<br />Increased emotional well-being<br />Reduction of sensory disorders<br />Increased self-esteem<br />Increased balance, motor control, and coordination<br />Increased focus and learning capacity<br />Increased physical strength<br />Lessons are designed with the individual rider's goals and needs in mind. Classes are 30-45 minutes in length and clients attend once a week. All potential participants undergo a comprehensive in-take process that involves completion of registration forms, which includes a physician's release form and an evaluation. Horses and students are matched to complement personality, ability and developmental needs of the client.<br /><br />Therapeutic Riding serves people with, but are not limited to: Autism, Attention Deficit Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Delay, Downs Syndrome, Hearing and Vision Impairment, Learning Disabilities, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, and Speech Delay.<br /><br />EQUINE FACILITATED LEARNING<br />Participants engage in hands on learning that utilizes the horse as a partner in exploring positive development of communication, self-respect, confidence, trust, accountability, and conflict resolution. Sessions incorporate a variety of ground work and general horsemanship activities such as grooming, leading, and herd observation.<br />Participants include families of our riders, people struggling with depression and anxiety and women who were previously involved in human trafficking, to name a few.<br />Classes are led by PATH Intl. Certified Equine Instructors who collaborate with mental health, learning professionals, and community volunteers.<br /><br />A SPECIAL PROGRAM OFFERED AT THE RANCH: <br />H.E.A.R.T<br />Hands on Equine Assisted Ranch Therapy is an innovative program for young teens that are living in a temporary group home. The H.E.A.R.T program strives to create: positive youth engagement, foster social integration, build life skills, and help to create a sense of belonging. The goal is for these special teens to incorporate program elements in their daily lives so they can be healthy, happy and ultimately productive members of society.<br /><br />In addition to the above programs, we offer summer camps for our riders and their siblings. These are 4 day programs that run for 3 weeks.

Non-horse-related programs:
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