Bringing a sense of HOPE, JOY and WELLBEING
through the use of miniature horses.

 
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tiny therapy horses
bringing big smiles to all
who meet them

 
 

Mission

Lifting Spirits Miniature Therapy Horses mission is to provide mobile equine assisted activity services to children and adults. Research has shown that equine therapy has positive mental, social, educational, spiritual and physical benefits. We use our own trained miniature horses, to bring happiness, hope, and a sense of wellbeing to men, women and children of all ages and needs.

Goals

We are a federally recognized non-profit 501(c)3 and with the help of your donations it will allow us to get to more facilities and create new programs. We are hoping to expand this year, and be able to double the number of therapy visits we currently have, as well as adding new programs such as:

01.

Valor

Partners up with the local Police Departments to help foster communication and positive community relationships.

02.

Valor V.I.P

Research proves that the long-term solution to combat bullying in schools is to work on character development. The program focuses on good citizenship to address the problem of bullying in schools

03.

Read along with a mini

Teaming up with local schools and libraries to develop a reading program with the horses. Reading to mini therapy horses fosters a nonjudgmental environment so kids can simply have fun reading. Animals, such as the mini horses, help children connect to their books and improve social skills by talking about what they read to the therapy animals.

04.

Advocate for miniature dwarf horses and rescue horses. Working with local miniature horse rescues to help rescue, rehab and re-home these great little horses.

 
 
 
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How We Serve our Community

We currently serve over 25 nursing homes, Alzheimer Units, children’s hospitals, medical centers, schools, and Assisted Living centers on a regular basis. Visits, which go from April through October, last approximately one hour, and each facility plans these visits based on their individual needs.

During the school year, we bring our miniature therapy horses to participate in school functions that aim at lowering student stress, and encouraging dialog between the teachers, counselors and students they serve. For example, we have visited the Reading Public Library during Exam Cram Night.
We also visit with Golden Hill Elementary in Haverhill, MA with six special needs classes where the children interact with the horses
and work on building certain skills.

We are excited to be working with the Veterans Northeast Outreach Center so that we can meet and share our little horses with them. My father, a marine who served this country, taught me to always give back to the community, so this is something very dear to my heart.

 

Here are some of the facilites we are working with and visit:

Wingate of Andover

Academy Nursing Home

Windsor Nursing Home

Windrose at Woburn

Edgewood Lifecare Community

Life Care Centers of America

Bayberry at Emerald Court, a Northbridge Senior Living Community

Seasons of Danvers

Avita of Newburyport

New England Homes for the Deaf

Ronald McDonald Houses, Boston, Providence

Soldiers Home, Chelsea Ma

Reading Public Library

Wilmington Public Library

Memorial Hall Library

New England Pediatric Care

Professional Center for Child Development

Seven Hills Pediatric Center

Melmark New England

American Training, Andover MA

Golden Hill Elementary School

Highplain Elementary School

Alavesta School K-5

Girl Scouts and Daisey Troops

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