High Horses was chosen as a senior project by a group of students at the Dartmouth Thayer School of Engineering. These inventive and enthusiastic students have developed a prototype device to facilitate the hippotherapy riders that we serve. One of High Horses volunteers, Sarah Young, is on the team & wanted to help with therapy horseback. […]
A big THANK YOU to all of the participants, volunteers, and staff who helped us raise over $16,000 for High Horses Therapeutic Riding Program!
Don’t forget about Hoofin’ It for High Horses! You can follow the link below and sponsor a team, rider or horse! If you can’t ride, come out and walk, play games and enjoy refreshments! Sunday, October 4, 2015 Registration 8am Walk/Ride 9am-1pm Green Mountain Horse Association 5491 South Rd., South Woodstock, VT http://www.highhorses.myevent.com/
We were privileged to have had Wendy Wood, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Professor of Occupational Therapy, College of Health and Human Sciences, Director of Research, Temple Grandin Equine Center, College of Agricultural Sciences from Colorado State University visit us yesterday. She came on the recommendation of Adam Daurio from the Temple Grandin Equine Center to learn about our studies in outcomes […]
Working with Camp Akeela kids has been amazing! Such wonderful bonds between horses and riders, and riders and volunteers! Camp Akeela kids have truly touched our hearts. ❤🐴 We can’t wait to meet the next session of riders and start the magic all over again!
High Horses is looking to grow its program offerings, and needs to expand its physical facilities. If you are aware of any equestrian properties, or cleared land of at least 15 acres, within 15 miles of the I89/91 interchange, that is for sale or has any donation potential, our Executive Director, Nicole Jorgensen, would love […]
Campers from Thetford’s Akeela Camp struggle to make meaningful social connections with peers. The campers need practice and guidance in reading non-verbal cues, exhibiting conversational empathy, or understanding social nuances. Each and every camper is different, so camp Akeela chooses not to follow one specific social skills curriculum or therapeutic approach. Instead, they work with families to understand exactly what […]
Nicole Jorgensen, has accepted the position of Executive Director, beginning June 15th. We were lucky to have had several well qualified people to consider and have every confidence that Nicole will fit in well with our program. She has extensive nonprofit experience with Make a Wish Foundation in Utah, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association, based […]
On Wednesday April 22nd High Horses had a small group of children come visit from the Vershire Community Library. The group had visited the Vermont Morgan Horse Farm the day before. The group got to meet our horses Mitch & Buddy before lessons. The group was observant and inquisitive, the children watched a bit of two lessons […]
Hard Work on High Horses For 15 years, High Horses Therapeutic Riding Program at Brookside Farm in Wilder, Vt., has been offering equestrian opportunities to kids with unique needs. To read more pick up your free copy in the Upper Valley or visit their site. http://uppervalleylife.com/site/ks-in-this-issue/