OUTREACH

PROGRAM

HEALING HORSES, KAUAI MINIATURE HORSE OUTREACH PROGRAM

THE HEALING HORSES, KAUAI MINIATURE EQUINE OUTREACH PROGRAM PROVIDES EQUINE ASSISTED ACTIVITIES AND THERAPIES (EAAT) FOR RESIDENTS AND PARTICIPANTS WHO CANNOT LEAVE THEIR MEDICAL OR EDUCATIONAL SURROUNDINGS. THIS PROGRAM BENEFITS RESIDENTS IN LONG-TERM CARE, PRE-SCHOOLS, HOMESCHOOL GROUPS, LIBRARIES AND OTHER COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS.

THE HEALING HORSES, KAUAI OUTREACH PROGRAM IS UNIQUE AS THE PRESENCE OF THE MINIATURE  HORSES MOTIVATE THE RESIDENTS AND STUDENTS TO MOVE, STRETCH, PARTICIPATE, COMMUNICATE, AND SHARE THE ALOHA SPIRIT TOGETHER.

BENEFITS TO THE RESIDENTS:

  • MOTIVATION TO PARTICIPATE, MOVE, STRETCH AND SHARE

  • INCREASED RANGE OF MOTION

  • APPROPRIATE SOCIAL INTERACTION

  • INCREASED ENGAGEMENT AND VERBALIZATION

  • INCREASED FLEXIBILITY

  • INCREASED AWARENESS OF CARING FOR ANOTHER BEING

  • SHORT AND LONG TERM MEMORY ENHANCED

  • SOCIAL SKILLS, APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR, REDUCED SELF-CENTEREDNESS

  • SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT WITH FAMILY MEMBERS, FRIENDS AND NURSES

BENEFITS TO CHILDREN AT THE SCHOOLS VISITED BY HEALING HORSES, KAUAI:

  • MOTIVATION TO SHARE WITH OTHER CLASSMATES

  • VERBALIZATION

  • REDUCED IMPULSIVITY

  • EQUAL OPPORTUNITY TO BE SUCCESSFUL

  • EDUCATIONAL WITH REGARDS TO HORSE CARE AND CORE VALUES RELATED TO HORSES

  • ANIMAL INTERACTION, HUSBANDRY, AWARENESS OF SELF AND THE IMPACT ON OTHERS

PRESENT PARTNERSHIPS WITH RESIDENTIAL HOSPITALS/LONG TERM CARE UNITS:

KVMH LONG-TERM CARE UNIT - COUPLED WITH THE PHYSICAL THERAPY DEPARTMENT

MAHELONA MEDICAL CENTER - COUPLED WITH THE PHYSICAL THERAPY DEPARTMENT

TO REQUEST MORE INFORMATION ON OUR MINI HORSE OUTREACH PROGRAM CLICK HERE

Liability Waivers required at time of 1st visit, and renewed every Jan.

 

​PRICING:​​​​

  • $100/hour including travel time from HHK pasture to your facility

*Tips are appreciated

**Payment due at time of visit

Payments can also be made via VENMO, CHECK, or CASH. 

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