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Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
AWH's mission is to: Maximize potential of disabled/disadvantaged/special-needs children providing developmental therapy, education and recreation through horses and related experiences, with measurable improvement physically, mentally, socially and/or emotionally resulting in increased self-sufficiency and the ability to lead better and more independent and productive lives.
Through vaulting (gymnastics on a moving horse), even severely disabled children learn and achieve. A therapy horse is the key element in our program because it demands, facilitates and rewards desired changes (outcomes/adaptive responses) in the children.Horses are the most critical asset to the following outcomes: Disabled/disadvantaged/special-needs children have improved physically, mentally, socially and/or emotionally, enabling them to lead more independent, productive and better lives.
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.