ABOUT US

Healing Horses, Kauai is located on the Kapaa Bypass at Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, HI 96746

ADDRESS

808-634-3896

 

KAPAA BYPASS
KAPAA, HI 96746

 

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DONATE A HORSE

IF YOU'D LIKE TO DONATE A HORSE IT MUST:

  1. Be at least 7 years old and between 14.1 and 16.1 hands tall.​

  2. Be a mare or gelding

  3. Be in sound condition in all 4 legs, back and wind and in all gaits (walk, trot and canter). It must have non-reactive back, loin and neck areas.

  4. Have good temperament and manners - low flight response, trainable, good natured, good with other horses, like people of all sizes and genders, and able to cope with change

  5. Low maintenance - feeding, health care, handling & shoeing

  6. Have the ability to be approached from all sides

  7. Have a variety of positive life experience with at least 2 years of experience being ridden, driven, and/or vaulted

  8. Be reliable and obedient under all conditions

  9. Stand still for grooming, tacking/harnessing, putting to, mounting/loading, dismounting/unloading

  10. Have no objections to being overtaken from the rear/being passes or following from behind

  11. *Preferably trained in English, Western, Vaulting, Dressage, and Lunging

PROCEDURE FOR NEW HORSES ENTERING THE PROGRAM ON TRIAL

  1. Horses must meet the criteria above

  2. The owner submits a video of the horses being groomed, tacked, led, and ridden both ways of the ring in all gaits

  3. Horses are observed being groomed, tacked, led, and ridden, by the designated program staff.

  4. If the horse meets the criteria and is designated a good candidate for a potential Equine Assisted Activities and Therapy (EAAT) horse, then arrangements will be made for the owner to deliver the horse to Healing Horses Kauai (HHK) for a 30-90 day trial period, as agreed by owner and staff.

  5. Prior to delivery of the horse, the owner and the HHK representative will sign the "Horse Trial Period Agreement" (available upon request)

  6. The horse will be in the care and custody of the HHK program staff for the purpose of evaluation and training as outlined in the Horse Trial Agreement. During the trial the horse will also be observed in how it responds to personnel, volunteers, participants, other equines, wheelchairs and adaptive equipment. The horse will also be observed in how it responds to natural and artificial aids; varied working conditions; the close proximity of side walkers; and how it tolerates hugging, hair pulling, loud noises, erratic behavior, and other disturbances.

  7. The horse will be accepted to the program once it has completed the trial period successfully.