Horse Connections Inc.
My horse becomes my legs, my horse gives me my voice, I sense a connection through his flowing mane, her kind eyes, that makes me feel at once, whole, at peace, and interconnected with the world. - A.J. 2015
We are a Non Profit Therapeutic Horsemanship & Riding Program for Special Needs Students
at Rockin' Horse Farm.
Please help us to run this valuable program. The horses and equipment we use are very expensive and we must rely on grants and donations from individuals to keep operating. We have been doing this rewarding work for 10 years. We now accept donations on our website through PayPal!
Donations Gladly Accepted and Needed to continue running our programs! We accept everything from monetary donations, to horse tack, cars, RV's & boats.
We have our 501 (c) 3 non-profit status from the IRS
All of your donations are tax deductable as provided by law.
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Horse Connection Paperwork
According to the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association "Because horseback riding gently and rhythmically moves the rider's body in a manner similar to a human gait, riders with physical disabilities often show improvement in flexibility, balance and muscle strength." "For individuals with mental or emotional disabilities, the unique relationship formed with the horse can lead to increased confidence, patience and self-esteem."
Glossary of Terms
Therapeutic Riding Lessons - Considered a sport, a trained team of horse and volunteers under the guidance of the Instructor take the rider through a planned lesson
Hippotherapy - A therapy session using a horse (hippo is Greek for horse) where the client is under the direction of their therapist (physical, occupational, speech, etc.) and the Instructor and volunteers act as the support team
Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy - A mental health therapy session where the client is under the direction of their mental health practitioner and the Instructor and volunteers act as the support team
A note from Chrissy's dad...
My Daughter Chrissy was interviewed for the following newspaper article about Horse Connections. Chrissy receives physical therapy in the form of horseback riding at the farm. In this time after the tragedy in Newtown Ct. where our faith in humanity was shaken like never before this was a very healthy reminder that there are people out there that are selfless and giving Amy Baird is one of those people, not only does the farm provide therapeutic horseback riding for people with disabilities but also provides teenagers a place to volunteer and feel needed, some of these kids come from broken homes and this is a place that makes them care about themselves as well as others, she teaches these kids to have open hearts and to give back to the community. I would like to ask for people to give back to the farm by sharing their story and if you could give a donation that would be very much appreciated, their website is www.rockinhorsefarm.org. Please pay it forward by sharing this story and help keep organizations like this going
There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.