We have a variety of mounted and unmounted programs for individuals with and without special needs.
What makes experiential learning with horses different from any other kind of experiential learning opportunity is that you’re interacting with a living being.
Horses respond to people who demonstrate confidence, provide clear direction, and act authentically. It’s not what you say but how you say it that makes the difference. People work together with horses to accomplish something in real-time. By observing a horse’s response to their requests & directions, each person learns how to communicate more effectively, manage their emotions, and become more consistent with their actions.
Programs will be personally designed to meet your needs.
"Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much." – Helen Keller
Kara Stark McGrew
Kara is the founder, director and primary instructor of Helping Horseshoe. She is an active member of the HRH of NJ, the state organization for therapeutic riding programs. She manages the state horse show and also hosts the area 3 Special Olympic show for HRH. Kara holds her coaches certification for Special Olympics in Equestrian and is a PATH, Inc advanced certified instructor for therapeutic riding.
Our horses make Helping Horseshow what it is. They often enjoy a "second life" here with us and love their new jobs.
We are forever grateful for all of our volunteers: past, present, and future. They help with barn care, side-walking and everything in between! Please contact Kara today if you are interested in becoming a volunteer with us!