HOPE is a member operating center of the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA), a network of over 650 throughout the United States and Canada.
HOPE's participants are people who face special challenges. Activities utilizing horses may benefit people of most any age or disability. This includes Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, visual or hearing impairments, spina bifida, emotional or learning disabilities, autism, traumatic brain injury and paraplegia.
HOPE's lessons are developed for the safety, comfort and individual needs of each participant. Special games and exercises make the lessons fun for all involved.
Learning horsemanship stimulates physical, mental and emotional growth. It develops trust, communication, self-discipline, concentration and awareness of body in space. The abilities developed while participating in equine activities are carried over into other aspects of the participant's life.
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