Our mission is to provide therapeutic horsemanship that is healing, empowering and nurturing to persons with disabilities, handicaps and/or special needs – whether their needs be physical, mental, emotional or spiritual. The opportunity to serve any person who becomes a part of Dream Power, whether a client, volunteer, staff or family member, helps us create an environment for miraculous and measurable growth resulting in a new found freedom, peace and joy that cannot be duplicated in any other therapy model.
We are dedicated to pursuing knowledge and awareness of the most current therapies because we hold ourselves responsible for providing the highest quality equine activities for individuals, families & groups
SOME DISABILITIES HELPED BY THERAPEUTIC HORSEMANSHIP: • ADD or other Hyperactivity Disorder • Amputation • At risk-youth • Attention deficit disorder • Autism & Asperger's • Cerebral palsy • Depression & Grief • Developmental delayed • Down syndrome • Emotional & behavioral disorders • Family counseling • Learning disabilities • Muscular dystrophy • Multiple sclerosis • Paralysis * Post Traumatic Stress • Reactive attachment disorder • Spina bifida • Spinal cord injury • Strokes • Substance addiction and abuse • Terminal illness • Traumatic brain injuries • Visual and auditory impairment • Weight Control Disorders
In the case of mental or emotional disorders and victims of trauma, the process of learning horsemanship (care of & a connection with a horse) as well as how to ride is used to improve social skills, concentration, increase confidence, patience and build self esteem. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills are taught by a Peer Support Specialist that has been through the healing process using the skills successful themselves.