HHHH is a non-profit therapeutic equine assisted riding program that encourages individuals of all ages to develop their full potential. We strive to create a unique and peaceful environment where individuals have the freedom to develop knowledge, trust, hope and determination.
Helping Hands Healing Hooves works with individual clients, whether challenged by cerebral palsy, spina bifida, sight and hearing deficits, paraplegia, PTSD, autism or developmental and learning disabilities. We work with children and adults and Heroes. Each week clients come to Black Star Farm in Cedarburg WI for their one-hour riding lesson which includes: participating in grooming, tacking the horse and providing well-deserved treats at the end of each lesson. While riding the horse they join in a variety of learning skills that including spelling, phonics, math, colors, shapes etc Every rider takes pride in the care and love they provide to the horse. Our instructors emphasize their personal strengths with physical, mental and emotional disabilities are offset through the association with one of our specialty trained horses.
HHHH serves more than 65 clients each year ranging in age from 3-58. We service the needs of individual families with special needs as well as work with organizations like St. Rose Youth and Family Center and Portal Industries, Inc. Individuals with almost any cognitive, physical and/or emotional disability can benefit from purposeful, safe and supervised interaction with equines. Heroes without special needs are welcome to join us as well.