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Horses Healing Humans, Inc

EIN: 45-2275677
Founded: 2011
Horses Healing Humans, Inc
340 New London Tpke
Stonington CT 06378
Last Updated 2015-12-04

Public Charity

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Primary Focus involving horses (Horse Welfare, Public Service, Sport & Recreation):  Public Service

Our organization operates programs involved with horse rescue, foster care, rehabilitation, adoption and/or retirement.

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 and shelter of horses.

Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
Horses Healing Humans exists to help heal people with physical, cognitive, and emotional challenges through Equine Assisted Activities and Therapy conducted by caring, credentialed professionals, protecting both the physical and emotional safety of all clients.

We serve individuals with physical, cognitive, and emotional challenges between the ages of 3 and 83, after careful screening by staff for eligibility. The screening process determines whether program activities will be safe and appropriate for the individual and which resources (Volunteers, horse, equipment, etc.) will be necessary. Once accepted into the program, individual goals are determined and progress documented weekly. Most participants will have a 30-60 minute lesson once or twice weekly for the duration of a 10 week semester, and most will continue from one semester to the next. Activities may include mounted and un-mounted work incorporating riding skills, psychotherapy, games, IEP support, and trail riding.

Signature programs at Horses Healing Humans are W.I.T.’s End (Women in Transition) and Equine Services for Heroes (US Veterans/ Wounded Warriors) as well as traditional TR, EFP and EAL programs for children and adults. We work with Stonington Institute, DCF, DDS, Stonington, East Lyme, and Waterford Country Day Schools and are working on additional program through area agencies.

Volunteer Opportunities

Horse Handler
Minimum Age: 14
After training, responsible for grooming, tacking, leading horse in lesson program, and after lesson care and turnout

Client Coach
Minimum Age: 14
Once trained, assists riders during lesssons with balance, position, focus, and following Instructor's directions.

Minimum Age: 21
Am and/or PM feedings for Therapeutic herd of 7-9 horses. Prior Equine experience preferred, training required

Stall Cleaning, Pasture Maintenance
Minimum Age: 14
Stalls- Weekday Mornings from 9am-10:00 am Cleaning and dressing stalls, refilling water buckets, sweep aisles. M/Th/F mornings 9-10 am
Paddocks- Daily 10-4 Removal of manure from paddocks, maintaining composting system

Wish List Items

Mid -size Tractor, Bucket And Backhoe

Harnesses, Wheelchair-accessible Cart
Mini, Cob, draft sizes needed to start Therapeutic Driving Program for clients with disabilities

Draft-size 2- Horse Trailer