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Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
The Fiver Children’s Foundation (Fiver) is a comprehensive youth development organization that significantly impacts students from low income families in New York. Fiver is dedicated to cultivating students over the course of ten years into happy, fulfilled adults who make positive contributions to their work, families and their community.rnrnFiver’s Equestrian Program uses horseback-riding as a vehicle for cultivating character, patience, cooperation, compassion, trustworthiness, and self-esteem.
Primary Focus involving horses (Horse Welfare, Public Service, Sport & Recreation): Public ServiceOur organization is directly responsible for the care and shelter of horses.
Our organization conducts Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) programs with instructors, specialists, counselors, trainers and/or facilitators who have certified training for their scope of practice applicable to the people participating in the programs and specific to the program offerings - serving as staff (full-time or part-time), as independent contractors, and/or as service providers, serving in a volunteer capacity, or accompanying clients when participating in our programs.