Equessense is a program that utilizes horses in a therapeutic approach to bettering the quality of life for children, teens and adults with wide range of abilities and needs. All of these exceptional individuals love to ride. It is one thing they do well and about which they can feel proud. They each have specific needs to which the amazing horses of Equessense instinctively respond. All of them have their own moving story about how experiential riding has changed their lives. They are developing skills and confidence as they learn responsibility, compassion and cooperation. These positive traits will assimilate into their characters and profit them for the rest of their lives.
The Equessense Riders
The riders at Equessense come in all sizes, shapes and ages. The range of abilities and needs is wide. They come from many different backgrounds and places. Each one of them is a unique individual and every single one of them is simply extraordinary. All of them have moving stories about how horse back riding has changed their lives.
Phillip canít speak but his laughter says it all!
Alex (right) felt strained socially. It was difficult for him to meet people, make friends and share himself.
Equessense is a grass-roots program spawned out of a growing need for alternative therapy and inclusive recreational opportunities for atypical individuals. Their purpose, their focus and their very mission is to utilize our horses to enhance the lives of exceptional people and give them opportunities to shine. The trained and dedicated staff of volunteers is extremely invested in helping every rider reach his or her highest potential while engaged in a rewarding, rich experience. The horses there are gentle and loving. The country atmosphere is very therapeutic. The healing potential of this work is beyond limits.
Leah is very enthusiastic about everything involved with her equine activities. She is very affectionate with the horses and they love it.
Rachael benefits tremendously from riding. She has serious Juvenile onset diabetes that is very difficult to manage.
Tee up For Team Equessense
2nd Annual Golf Tournament Benefiting Equestrian Therapy for Individuals with Special Needs
Summer Teel, (830) 387-0076;
Judy Hendon, (210) 367-3482
Friday, September 16, 2011