We have served individual children with various special needs throughout our seventeen years. Also, we have served children from Save the Family transitional housing program in Mesa for eight years, Children from Head Start/Chicanos Por La Causa In Queen Creek for sixteen years, DDD foster care for three years and the Dream Catchers transitional housing children out of Casa Grande for sixteen years
At risk youth or children with special needs.
For $240 each child gets a six-week riding session on Saturdays.
Children can be signed up for additional six-week sessions depending on needs. There are some sponsorships available if under 200% of Federal poverty income level. The children are at Angel Acres for 1 hour each Saturday. This time includes horse grooming, a 1/2 hour therapy ride with educational games and having fun with with the use of letters, numbers, colors and games. When not riding, we have a petting zoo with our 3 sweet goats, pictures are taken while brushing their horse, riding and doing exercises & games and brushing the goats. A booklet is made from their pictures and is given to them as a gift for positive memories. Each child has three volunteers with them during their rides for maximum safety. The children receive lots of positive feedback. The rides help children with balance, strengthening muscles, coordination, focus, listening skills, self-esteem building and more.
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