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Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
The mission of the HERD (Horses, Energy, Reflection, and Direction.) Foundation is to enhance the ability to connect with others through connecting with horses.
Our sessions are based on the treatment models of the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) and the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH). We provide private, individual, and group sessions lead by a credentialed mental health professional and an equine specialist with between one and four horses.
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.