Handi-Riders, Inc. dba HorsePower

Handi-Riders, Inc. dba HorsePower
26659 Blue Sage Lane
Sioux Falls SD 57106

Tax ID/EIN: 46-0378036
Year Founded: 1985
Last Updated 2016-03-10

Public Charity

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Why are we a Messenger?

The EQUUS Foundation has designated our organization as a Messenger. Click here to learn more about our horse care and use practices.

Messengers are organizations on the Equine Welfare Network that demonstrate a commitment to public transparency and accountability by their willingness to publish and share extensive data about their operations.

Equine Welfare Network Messenger

Primary Focus involving horses (Horse Welfare, Public Service, Sport & Recreation):  Public Service

Our organization operates programs involved with providing equine assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) using certified instructors for individuals with special needs.

Our organization is directly responsible for the care of horses to provide its services.

100% of our total programs and services are horse-related.

Our organization conducts its horse-related programs at one facility.

Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
HorsePower provides equestrian programs/therapies for individuals with physical, emotional, and/or cognitive challenges in a quest for personal independence, accomplishment, self-pride, and well-being.

Horse-related programs:
Handi-Riders Inc., dba HorsePower\'s program includes three distinct interaction opportunities, including therapeutic riding, hippotherapy, and ground work lessons. Therapeutic riding is our most populated program. Therapy goals are established for each riding client. Lessons are designed to achieve these therapy goals while clients experience personal growth, exercising skills riding a horse and attaining new horsemanship skills - usually with the help of leaders and sidewalkers. Goals may include physical, emotional, or cognitive progression. Each of these targeted needs demonstrate growth during the sessions as clients bond with their horses. Year after year, we hear the comments about our clients loving their lessons and that they do not even think of it as a “therapy.” Some advanced riders are able to ride independently while under close supervision. \r\n\r\nIn hippotherapy, a licensed occupational therapist uses the various rhythms and propulsions of the therapy horses\' natural three-dimensional movement to enhance therapy or rehabilitation goals for the clients. Riders can be stimulated with a variety of riding positions, far beyond the traditional forward facing sitting position of standard horsemanship. Sessions are a one-on-one therapist-to-client ratio, with at least two or more additional volunteers and/or staff to aid the therapist. \r\n\r\nOur ground work program is designed to promote the therapeutic bond with the horse for those that may not be capable of riding. The act of grooming and bonding with a horse can provide physical, emotional and cognitive stimulation. These individuals are supervised and led through activities by staff and volunteers.

Non-horse-related programs:
N/A at this time

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