At this time, our programs are specifically focused on working with horses from the ground. While we don’t offer traditional mounted riding opportunities, we are happy to refer you to a local program that does, should this be of interest to you.
At H.O.P.E. in MA, LLC we feel that everyone can benefit from an afternoon at the barn. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disability. Our programs are appropriate for ages 8 and up.
Because their limbic system is larger than a human’s, horses are more sensitive to emotional energy and respond to what we are putting out, whether we are aware of it or not. This, in turn, makes them excellent therapy animals. Though their large statue may be slightly intimidating at first, we guarantee that after your first few sessions at H.O.P.E., you will find a sense of belonging with our herd.
Please wear weather-appropriate clothing that you don't mind getting a little horse hair and dirt on! Closed toed shoes with a good sole are required, preferably boots. A riding helmet is not necessary, as our sessions are focused on working with horses from the ground.
At this time, Equine Facilitated Learning & Horse Powered Reading® sessions are not covered by insurance providers. Please contact us to inquire about our private payment options, as well as session prices. We are more than happy to create a personalized payment plan that works for your financial situation.