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COVID-19 NOTICE 

 

6/2021:  15 Hands & Hearts provides masks, hand sanitizer, gloves, temperature checks and uses social distancing. We strive to follow CDC guidelines. Please socially distance when in the barn and around our team members, if you have not been fully vaccinated. If everyone follows these protocols, we believe it is safe to provide therapy using horses in an outdoor setting. If you or your child are immune compromised, please let us know. 

 

Thank you for your understanding.

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To improve the wellbeing of children and adults with mental health and physical disabilities, by providing skilled therapies in a natural setting, using equines, the equine environment and equine movement, to achieve functional goals. 

Our Mission
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What We Do
  • We provide Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) and Hippotherapy: Physical, Occupational and Speech/Language Therapies (PT, OT, SLP), using horses, in a natural outdoor setting. 

  • Our projects improve the health of children and adults with physical disabilities or mental health disorders. 

  • We serve individuals in Coconino and Navajo Counties by virtue of our 2 sites. One in Flagstaff AZ at Sacred Peaks Equine Therapy and in Sanders, AZ proximal to the Hopi and Navajo reservations.

  • Our therapists are experienced healthcare professionals with additional training and certification by the American Hippotherapy Association or the OK Corral. The O.K. Corral Series educates, promotes, and supports professionals in the practice of authentic equine-assisted work.

  • We just completed our 2020 summer/fall season and plan to start back up in Feb/March 2021. 

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Our Vision

To make mental health and physical disability rehabilitation using equines readily available to everyone who has the potential to benefit.

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Therapy on a Horse
  • 30 minutes on a horse provides the rider’s hips and pelvis with the same three-dimensional planes of motion as taking 3,000 human steps. This is greatly beneficial for those who use a walker or are in a wheelchair. 

  • 15 to 25 minutes of equine movement incorporated by a therapist represents 1,500 to 2,500  neuromotor inputs to the rider,  especially beneficial for those with Autism and sensory processing disorders.

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Hippotherapy Is: 
  • Hippotherapy is: Therapy including horses and other therapy tools

  • According to the American Hippotherapy Association (AHA) Hippotherapy is, “how rehabilitation professionals use evidence-based practice and clinical reasoning in the purposeful manipulation of equine movement to engage sensory, neuromotor and cognitive systems.” 

  •  It is part of your or your child’s integrated plan of care along with other therapy tools.  And recognized by the American Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Speech-Language and Hearing Associations.  

And patients say “It’s FUN"

For More Information on Hippotherapy Visit:

www.americanhippotherapyassociaiton.org

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​     Individuals with:

  • Autism 

  • Sensory Processing disorder

  •  Developmental Delay

  •  Specific Learning Disability

  • Speech and Language Delay

  • head injury

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Post-Traumatic Stress etc.

Who Will Benefit?