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.
Congratulations to board member extraordinaire, Melissa Bullington Thomas, for being named the very first individual winner of HOTC Hands on Heroes!
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.
Hands and Hearts riders excel at 2013 Special Olympics--Georgia!
11 riders, 5 therapy horses, 29 medals and ribbons (7 gold, 13 silver, 5 bronze, 4 ribbons)
Our riders and horses did a GREAT JOB! A huge thank you to Marla Bowman (Program Director), Ashleigh Dodd and Candace Brown (Instructors), Bonnie Davis, Sonny Couture, Anna and Jacqueline Martin, Virginia Johnson (volunteers), and our Executive Director, Frances Parker, first-time runner and record keeper!
Contributions still accepted to help cover costs for 2014!
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