Welcome to Hands & Hearts for Horses
Hands and Hearts for Horses, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is accredited under PATH International. Located in Thomasville, Georgia, we offer activities in both therapeutic riding and hippotherapy six days per week, eleven months each year.
Our mission is to celebrate the unique gifts and challenges of each individual, encouraging growth through the horse and human relationships.
WE ARE IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS! Right now we really need leaders and side walkers during lessons, especially on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, but we are always looking for volunteers for EVERYTHING! No prior experience necessary! We will teach you everything you need to know. A couple of hours a week would be a great help! Complete the form found here and call us at 229-551-0086.
Photo by Claudia Mason
Hands and Hearts riders were all winners at Special Olympics Georgia!
Hands and Hearts took 14 athletes to compete in the Special Olympics Georgia State Horse Show October 10-12, 2014 in Gainesville, GA. They competed in Showmanship, Trail, and Equitation. Instructors, volunteer coaches, leaders, and sidewalkers made sure our athletes had a fun, safe, and successful show experience.
Thank you to our many donors who made this trip possible! The Special Olympics Georgia State Horse Show is scheduled for the same time period in October 2015. We hope to count on your continued support!
Where Your Generosity Delivers RESULTS!
A fundamental goal at Hands & Hearts is to offer our programs to all who might benefit based on therapeutic need rather than ability to pay.
Your gifts make it possible for our certified instructors and volunteers to provide therapeutic riding services to our students and to care for our wonderful therapy horses enabling:
- scholarships for children whose families face financial as well as health challenges.
- investment in equipment to enhance safety and the therapeutic services.
- feeding and veterinary care for our therapy horses.
- care for our horses hooves – yes, our gentle giants can get sore feet, too.
- facility improvements to help keep children and horses healthy.
Thank you for considering a gift to Hands & Hearts for Horses. You can give NOW by clicking the DONATE button, or mail a check to: Post Office Box 1095, Thomasville, GA 31799. Call us at 229-403-0771 for more giving options and information. Your contributions to Hands & Hearts are tax deductible.
CELEBRATING OUR VOLUNTEERS!
Thank you to our volunteers at this special time of year when we celebrate Hands and Hearts for Horses Volunteer Appreciation Week! We salute our volunteers who give their valuable time to help with lessons, barn and tack maintenance, and care and feeding of our therapy horses.
For the child who did not speak,
But found a voice....
Beside the child who could not walk,
But found his feet....
Beneath the child who did not smile,
But found joy ... a horse set a spirit free!
Therapeutic horseback riding is appropriate for most people with disabilities, including Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Learning Disabilities, ADD, Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis, Paralysis, Amputations, Down Syndrome, Stress Disorders, and more.
Hands and Hearts brings together horses, disabled and disadvantaged children and adults, caring volunteers, and professionals in the medical, psychological, and educational fields hoping to enrich the lives of everyone involved.
HANDS & HEARTS FOR HORSES IS PROUD TO BE A PATH INTERNATIONAL PREMIER ACCREDITED CENTER