Therapeutic Recovery of the Soul (TROTS) provides individual and group therapeutic horseback riding lessons to children who are victims of neglect and abuse, which will promote internal healing and mental health. Lessons are provided on a weekly basis, year-round to all clients.
We are utilizing riding and horse care activities to impact this problem because these activities and the resulting relationships established between horse and rider have been shown to provide an effective form of therapy. Horses are one of the kindest of all animals. The combination of their size and gentleness is especially helpful in teaching children that it is possible to be both strong and kind without sacrificing one for the other. We believe that this experience will help break the chain of abuse that travels from generation to generation. The relationship developed between rider and horse will build trust, be an emotional outlet and a source for affection and love that is needed so much by these victims. This will be instrumental in restoring mental health to a level that will allow them to re-enter the community with self-confidence.
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