PROGRAM UPDATE - 11/11/2020
We are temporarily unable to accept new mounted students as the program goes through a brief transition while construction on our new facility is completed. We will be offering potential new students to join our program as unmounted students in the meantime and we are allowing visits from potential new clients by appointment only. Please contact us by using the form below if you would like to receive program updates or to be added to our waitlist. Updates will also be posted here and on our Facebook page. We thank you for your patience and we can't wait to share our new home with our community. Click on the button below to see updates.
At Hand, Hoof and Heart, our mission is to support people of all abilities towards maximizing mental, physical, emotional and educational growth through the use of animal and nature based programs.
Our Therapeutic Riding program is designed to support the improvement of physical, cognitive, social and emotional goals of riders with disabilities. Our lessons are taught by PATH certified riding instructors with extensive experience working with the special needs community and horses. We develop our lesson plans to meet each student's unique needs while also teaching the sport of horseback riding. Our students are also able to participate in our summer camps and horse shows.
Not your run of the mill lesson program! We set ourselves apart from the rest by not putting an emphasis on competition and focus more on building a strong sense of horsemanship in our riders. We offer instructors with the ability to teach complete beginners to advanced levels of riding. Our lesson program is designed to encourage our students to create their own goals within the barn and develop a sense of self-awareness, independence and responsibility.
We proudly offer three unique summer camp options appropriate for any horse lover! Our camps are designed to be inclusive to those with and without special needs, with three of our week-long sessions offering a 1:1 camper to counselor ratio for those needing one on one assistance. All of our camp sessions are equine based, but also feature traditional camp activities like arts and crafts, water activities and more. Registration is open for Summer 2020 now!
WAYS TO HELP
Many have asked how they can help during this time. With your support, we can ensure that our program, horses and staff will be ready to welcome you back to the farm when we can open our doors again.
If you would like to contribute to our program in a different way, we are planning to set up an account with our feed store for people to purchase specific items or make a monetary donation for any amount to go towards feed, first aid supplies and other daily care items. Contact Erin for more information.