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Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
AWH's mission is to: Maximize potential of disabled/disadvantaged/special-needs children providing developmental therapy, education and recreation through horses and related experiences, with measurable improvement physically, mentally, socially and/or emotionally resulting in increased self-sufficiency and the ability to lead better and more independent and productive lives.
Through vaulting (gymnastics on a moving horse), even severely disabled children learn and achieve. A therapy horse is the key element in our program because it demands, facilitates and rewards desired changes (outcomes/adaptive responses) in the children.Horses are the most critical asset to the following outcomes: Disabled/disadvantaged/special-needs children have improved physically, mentally, socially and/or emotionally, enabling them to lead more independent, productive and better lives.
Primary Focus involving horses (Horse Welfare, Public Service, Sport & Recreation): Public Service
Our organization conducts Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) in accordance with the EQUUS Foundation Guidelines on Qualifications of Organizations Conducting Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT).
Our organization does not provide community outreach and/or public education programs involving horses.Our organization is directly responsible for the care and shelter of equines involved in our programs.