Through its instructors and volunteers, rescues and rehabilitates neglected or abused horses and pairs them with at-risk youth transforming the youth and horse in a bond of trust that leads to recovery both mentally and physically.
The need is overwhelming- every year, there are nearly 80,000 referral calls for child abuse in the state of Washington.
Children and teens who have experienced traumatic events feel isolated from their school group, family and their community at large.
We need to offer free services to families before they reach crisis. When we help at-risk kids, we’re not simply helping the child and the family, but we are helping the community at large, because these are children who will grow into contributing members of society rather than law enforcement problems.
We pair a rescued horse with an at-risk child. The experience of connecting to the horse gives each child a starting place to reconnect with the community. There is no cost for our students.
We are 100% supported by donations.