A Bit About Us
HOPE was established in July 2000, as a not for profit organization, to offer equine-assisted therapy to enrich the lives and experiences of individuals with disabilities.
HOPE's founders and directors have extensive equine backgrounds and work in a variety of professions, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, exercise science, nursing and special education. They are active at the local, state, national and international levels with regard to equine assisted therapy and activities, thus providing services that are truly state of the art.
HOPE began as a back-yard program, but has recently moved to a 40 acre facility in Archer, whose use has been donated. This exciting opportunity will allow HOPE to add new programs and increase services. In the future, HOPE's goal is to obtain a home of it's own. Continued community support is needed to achieve these goals.
To provide a safe and enjoyable environment where individuals with special needs benefit from developmental, therapeutic, and educational equine-oriented activities.
To improve the individual's physical, cognitive, emotional, and social skills through equine assisted therapy.
To build a cooperative link within the community through educational opportunities.