A Happy Place: The Healing Power of Horses

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. — Equine therapy, also known as horse therapy, treats people with all kinds of mental and physical problems. It’s been used in the United States for more than 50 years and goes back much further in Europe.

Horse therapy can strengthen bodies, improve communication, and help people confront their fears. Horses connect with people in a way no other human can. It’s a bond that can even heal.

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Giving Back Awards: EQUI-KIDS

EQUI-KIDS Empowers and Inspires Individuals with Disabilities Through Equine-Assisted Programs

At EQUI-KIDS, making a difference for the life of another gives them their greatest sense of purpose. “For some people, it’s a smile or a word from some of the families, it’s tears and hugs or the look on a proud parent’s face when they see a child accomplish something they were told they’d never be able to accomplish,” Executive Director Stacy Rogers explains as the instance when they know they’ve made an impact. “Oftentimes it’s not words, it’s what we get to see and feel as far as emotionally how we’re bringing successes to the people that we work with,” Rogers adds, “that is the most rewarding.”
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United Way of South Hampton Roads holds ‘Day of Caring’

NORFOLK, Va. – The United Way of South Hampton Roads will mobilize 1,202 volunteers from more than 40 different companies to complete 120 projects at community nonprofit organizations during its annual Day of Caring.

EQUI-KIDS therapy horse named Equine of the Year

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Virginia Beach, VA- EQUI-KIDS, a therapeutic riding program serving the special needs community, is happy to announce that their therapy horse Levi was named Region 3 Equine of the Year by The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH, Intl.). Region 3 includes Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina.
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