PO BOx 160
Apalachin NY 13732
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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 uses horses to provide our services that are cared for and sheltered by another organization(s).
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:
It is our mission to provide an environment of support which allows individuals with emotional, physical and social disabilities to expand their boundaries and understanding of the world around them. Using mounted and unmounted equine activities with a team of volunteers, therapists and equine specialists, we dedicate ourselves to the growth and empowerment of the individuals we serve.
We provide therapeutic riding, hippo-therapy and equine assisted learning for people with special needs, veterans and youth at risk.<br /> <br />Our I Talk With Horses program offers support to our non verbal participants and their families through the speech and language department of Ithaca college. Receiving treatment while on horseback with the horse being the motivating factor to communicate, non verbal children are taught alternative methods of communication through use of ipads and specially designed software.Under the guidance of Professor Tina Caswell, graduate clinicians then work with the family, teaching programming and use of the software making this new learned form of communication progressive.<br />Therapeutic Riding and Hippo-therapy are provided for children with physical disabilities.<br /><br />The 7 Keys to Success program utilizes Equine Assisted Learning and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy to assist youth at risk in skill building, finding career direction, overcoming depression, building bonds within their community through civic engagement. Learning life lessons from metaphors, presented through the gentle power of the horse. <br /><br />The Victory Project lends support to veterans struggling with PSTD, substance dependence and transition. This program was requested by the Broome County Veterans Court System as an avenue to guide our veterans towards positive social connections and activities, skill building and problem solving, as a deterrent to incarceration. The horse human connection gives our veterans the peace and acceptance they are searching for while they transition back into civilian life. We are honored to serve those who have served us.
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