Equine assisted therapy visits
Our team of registered trained therapy horses bring hope, joy and
wellbeing to people of all ages and abilities. Research has shown
that equine therapy has positive mental, social, educational, spiritual
and physical benefits.
We currently serve over 45 nursing homes, Alzheimer Units, children’s hospitals,
medical centers, schools, and Assisted Living centers on a
regular basis. Visits last approximately one hour, and each facility
plans these visits based on their individual needs. Our visits start
up in April and finish the end of October.
To find out more information or book a visit with one of our minis,
please click below.
just say whoa® to bullying
Our program takes a unique approach to teaching bullying prevention by
helping children to recognize and respect the differences in one another.
By understanding that everyone has something valuable to offer, children
learn acceptance, tolerance, respect, and understanding of others.
In addition, this innovative program is the first of its kind to teach bullying
prevention using animal-assisted activities with miniature therapy horses.
While often used to help teach children with learning disabilities, truancy,
and behavioral issues, animal-assisted activities can also used with mainstream
children to capture their attention, teach to the moment, and reinforce what
they learn. Best of all, it’s been proven that animal-assisted activities provide
children with retention of curriculum.
For more information on the Just Say Whoa® to Bullying program or Amos the Wonder Horse, in your area please visit http://www.amosthewonderhorse.com/ or call (727) 490-8686.
read to a mini
Discover the joy of reading with one of our minis. Reading to mini therapy horses fosters a nonjudgmental environment so kids can simply have fun reading. Animals, such as mini horses, help children connect to their books and improve social skills by talking about what they read to the therapy animals. This helps with children’s confidence, improve their oral reading skills and build self esteem in a fun environment.
Lifting Spirits Inc. partners up with the local Police Departments to help foster communication and positive community relationships.
rescue and advocate for dwarf miniature horses
We work with local miniature horse rescues to help rescue, rehab and re-home these great little horses. We are also advocates for dwarf miniature horses, which are a special needs horse that requires expert medical and farrier care. Our nonprofit educates the public about dwarfism and the certain care required for them as well as send the message out to not breed for these little horses due to their short life span and health issues.
Lifting Spirits, Inc. loves to work with other non-profits and community groups. Please contact us if you or your organization would like to team up for an upcoming event!