HorseFriends is a Christian ministry whose mission is to help individuals with disabilities, regardless of their religious beliefs, to experience joy and strength through horses in a therapeutic riding program. We provide FREE therapeutic horseback riding not only to those with disabilities, but their siblings as well. Our goal at HorseFriends is to design a specific curriculum, horse interactions, and a support format to address the difficulties and offer solutions to our participants’ life challenges. Our vision: Through the blessings of Christ, we are the possibility for all to reach their greatest potential.
We use volunteers to sidewalk next to participants on horseback. Their first priority is the safety of the rider. Secondly, they are to engage the participant in therapeutic games and conversation, as directed by the class instructor. The horse leader is a volunteer with horse handling experience that leads the horse, as directed by the class instructor.