Horseshoes of Hope
Bradford Woods partners with the Horseshoes of Hope Equine Academy to offer campers a variety of programs such as Therapeutic Riding, Equine Facilitated Learning, Hippotherapy, and Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy. Participants benefit from the use of an outdoor and indoor riding arena, restored historic barn, and wooded walking and riding trails all designed in compliance with ADA and NARHA established requirements and standards. Equine Assisted Activities have been shown to improve self-control, increase risk-taking capacity, encourage teamwork, and bolster confidence and self-esteem. Individuals with physical disabilities benefit primarily through the movements of the horse, which strengthen and support the natural motion of the spine and pelvis. Riding also builds and tones muscles; improves flexibility, balance, and coordination; and fosters greater freedom of movement. Those with cognitive or learning impairments can improve their attention span, communication and language skills, and concentration and memory.
While Horseshoes of Hope operates at Bradford Woods’ Equine Center, it is also a separate non-profit organization and has its own website. For more information about Horseshoes of Hope, please visit their website: