Read what our participants have to say....
Steadman Family - Participants in HOOFPRINTS
"Briyan, Sofiya, and us really enjoy time on the horse farm. Briyan is two years old with special needs since being born - our miracle boy with a hydrocephalus condition, dealing with seizures, medications, and new lifestyle changes for us. Sofiya is six years old and full of energy! She is in kindergarten and wants to become a doctor to help people. She is still trying to understand her little brother's disabilities. The doctors and therapy organizations recommended the treatment of horse therapy for our family.
The kids love riding the horses, feeding them, cleaning the barn, brushing the gentle horses, hugging the animal's furry hair, playing in the horse arena, and time on the golf cart rolling through the fields! We live in the city apartments, so it's a huge deal for our family to be out on the nice and quiet horse farm relaxing, being a family, and seeing the kids having so much fun. The kids are laughing, full of smiles, excited, playing, making lots of rewarding memories, and the best gift of all; natural healing. The horse farm therapy helps with forgetting about all of our problems for a while, while living life on the farm.
We are truly blessed to be able to watch Briyan and Sofiya have so much passion being on the horse farm. We greatly appreciate all the support and donations to keep the horse farm therapy program growing to help more families with disabilities."
KAT - Participant in TRAILS
"The horses' will and persistence opened to me, access and acceptance beyond words. I've learned to let go and gain everything... A place where anxiety no longer exists."
(Kat, after finding support through TRAILS, stayed with NPEC as a volunteer. She assists in many areas. planning and tending the farm's gardens each year and helping with horse management. She has also gone on to form her own small business, designing and making crocheted items and garden decor.)