Meet the horses
Meet The Horses
The horses are the key to effectiveness and application of all Refuge Services’ programs. Horses have an amazing power to heal and teach. They offer unconditional friendship, experience a wide range of feelings and provide immediate, honest, observable and physical feedback. They are sensitive to nonverbal stimulus; therefore, they provide valuable and visible lessons for the clients in terms of nonverbal cues and body language.
The rhythmic movements of the horse provide correction and rehabilitation to clients with muscle and speech limitations. Horses are very much like humans in that they are social animals. They have defined roles within their herds. Like adolescents, they would rather be with their peers. They have distinct personalities, attitudes, and moods and require respect because of their large and intimidating stature.
Using horses, in discussion and activity, provides a unique advantage for Refuge Services when working with even the most challenging issues. These unique advantages which the horse provides directly impact the goal of creating long-lasting, measurable changes that effectively address the underlying causes of many problems. EAP addresses the root causes of problems in order to create lasting, positive change.
Sponsor a horse
To keep Refuge Services programs affordable and accessible, riders only pay a nominal fee. One-third of Refuge’s budget is generated from rider revenue with the balance of funding coming from private donations. Would you please help Refuge’s riders continue to benefit from horses like these special therapists? Thank you for your consideration.
You can make a donation by clicking on the donate button below.
Phone – (806) 748-7202
Fax – (806) 748-0972
Address – 8405 South M.L.K. Jr Blvd, Lubbock, TX 79404
Mailing Address: PO Box 53684 Lubbock TX 79453