P O Box 13155
Lexington KY 40583
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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 is directly responsible for the care and shelter of horses.
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:
Central Kentucky Riding for Hope (CKRH) is dedicated to enriching the community by improving the quality of life and health of individuals with special physical, cognitive, emotional or social needs through therapeutic activities with the horse.
CKRH provides Equine Assisted Activities & Therapies following the industry standards provided by Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) Int'l. Programs include:<br /><br />Therapeutic Riding (TR), mounted traditional riding disciplines or adaptive riding activities conducted by a certified equine instructor in private or group lessons. Activities are designed to meet each participantâ€™s needs and may focus on fine/gross motor skills development, balance, strength or coordination. <br /><br />Hippotherapy (HPOT), mounted physical/occupational/speech therapies that utilize equine movement. Services are facilitated by a licensed therapist or speech/language pathologist and certified equine instructor in partnership with Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital.<br /><br />Equine Facilitated Mental Health (EFMH), non-mounted equine assisted activities and therapies with a focus on mental health issues. Co-facilitated by a licensed/credentialed mental health professional and a certified equine instructor, examples include psychotherapy, marriage/family counseling and bereavement therapy. CKRH partners with KY National Guard to provide substance abuse recovery and PTSD counseling to military veterans; Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center to provide psycho-educational services to adult survivors of sexual trauma; and Hospice of the Bluegrass for the Healing Hooves youth bereavement retreat. <br /><br />Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL), non-mounted equine activities which incorporate equine/human interaction to promote emotional growth and develop life/social skills. Our partner in this effort is Fayette County Public Schools STABLES program for students in grades 7-12 who struggle with academics or vocational skills, and need additional support in a more individualized setting.<br /><br />Therapeutic Horsemanship (TH), mounted and non-mounted equine activities which develop skills in horse care, handling or riding. Participantsâ€™ equine skills progress while improving cognitive, emotional, social and behavioral abilities. Activities include Horse-Master lessons, US Pony Club adapted curriculum and occasional horse show competitions such as Special Olympics.
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