Equine Assisted Therapy or Therapeutic Riding is a form of therapy that leverages the strong bond between horse and human to assist in the psychomotor, cognitive and emotional development of its participants.
Hooves of Love is located in the privacy of 2-acres of land in Southwest Ranches, Florida and is dedicated to the physical, emotional and spiritual growth of its riders.
The experience of Horses Helping People.
a 501(c)3 Florida Nonprofit Organization
Therapeutic riding is an equine-assisted activity for the purpose of positively contributing to the cognitive, physical, emotional and social well-being of individuals with special needs.
Riding programs bring disabled children and adults together with horses where disabilities can fade, fears overcome and control of movement enhanced.
Equine therapy helps you to connect with the truth of who you are through the mirror of the horse. The programs reveal powerfully spiritual insights that enable humans to make life-changing transformations.
By way of interacting with horses, riders discover and explore behaviors and relationship patterns that have become problematic in their day-to-day lives.
The strength and size of horses can stir deeply buried emotions in a rider while simultaneously affording opportunities to identify and resolve practical matters of communication and interpersonal respect.
Kids & Adults
All programs are tailored to kids and adults. Family involvement is encouraged.
Horses are the most popularly used animal for therapy because of their ability to respond immediately to a rider’s actions and mirror a rider’s emotion. Horses behave similarly to human beings in social and responsive behavior allowing riders to establish a strong connection with the horse. Humans and horses create a special bond.
The unique relationship that this bond represents promotes increased physical development, self-confidence, self-awareness and self-esteem. People with cognitive, psycho-motor and behavioral disabilities have shown positive results when equestrain or equine therapy is used. In many instances, riders with disabilities have responded favorably.