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Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
The mission of Rosie's Ranch is to provide an inclusive* therapeutic environment where children with and without special needs connect with an equine partner and each other, under the guidance of a qualified staff, building self-confidence, literacy and language skills through educational and equine-assisted activities.
Inclusive environment is supported by the following:
*Special Education Guide. http://www.specialeducationguide.com "Inclusion enhances social interaction for students of all levels of ability."
*Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004)
-is a law that makes available a free appropriate public program to eligible children with disabilities. Supports "least restrictive environment".
Americans with Disabilities Act(ADA)
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.
Our organization provides community outreach and/or public education programs involving horses.