Caring for the Herd
Your sponsorship is very important in supporting the backbone of our program
– our horses.
Sponsor a Horse
Caring for our herd, currently of ten horses, is a significant part of our program budget. On average, it costs approximately $2,500 each year to provide each of our horses with food, bedding, dental, veterinary, farrier, tack, and blankets. In addition to the costs to keep them fed and healthy, there is also the cost of the hours required to exercise, groom, and care for the herd.
MakING a Donation
Riding for Hope program recipients receive the highest quality therapeutic and adaptive riding experiences available. Our horses are a vital part of these experiences. Our horses receive the highest level of care from our staff, veterinarians, and trained volunteers. We believe that if our horses are healthy and happy they will provide the best service they can to help us achieve our mission.
What we do
Therapeutic Horseback riding
A horse’s gait is similar to a human gait which helps improve a person’s balance and strength.
Being around horses can be therapeutic for many individuals. We offer services to groom, lead, and learn about horses without riding.
Volunteer’s provide valuable assistance leading horses, walking beside riders, and also in the care of the horses.
Legacy of HOpe
Legacy gifts to Home of Hope can be designated for any purpose that fits the passion and interests of the donor. For information on how a donation today or a planned gift in the future can ensure that Home of Hope’s equine program continues well into the future, contact Ralph Richardson or call 918-256-7825, ext. 1010.
What Drives Us
Home of Hope’s Equine Program provides activities that contribute positively to the cognitive, physical, emotional, motional, and social well-being of individuals with intellectual disabilities. Our mission is to empower the people with developmental and intellectual disabilities as they make progress in their daily lives and believe in themselves.
With Home of Hope staff present, volunteers provide valuable assistance leading horses, walking beside some riders, and helping groom, saddle, and feed the horses. Weekday riding sessions are held in the late afternoon/early evening making it convenient to volunteer after work. If you need volunteer hours, need something to do with your evenings, miss being around horses, or just want to make a difference in someone’s life, we would be glad to talk to you about volunteering.
We are planning some amazing stuff for 2022.
Planning Phase is commencing