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Helping Hooves

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We are a program providing recreational therapeutic riding and Hippotherapy. These are alternative forms of therapy using horses as the tools for therapy.


We began in 2002 as a service to those In Need in the South Tulsa area who would otherwise have to travel long distance for the services of other programs and be placed on a waiting list to participate. We started with one Certified Instructor, a handful of Volunteers, 12 students, and 3 horses.  We continued to grow and were joined by a Physical Therapist and a Developmental Pediatrician.


In 2003 we became a Non-Profit 501 (c) and we are now in our 9th season which operates April through September on Saturdays from 9am to 1pm.  We have served approximately 50 clients in our eight years of operation, with the help of our volunteers (sidewalkers and horse leaders).  With typical sessions, approximate 30 minutes in length.


Our desire is to help the child and families reach their goals to by enhancing their quality of life. We encourage you to visit us and share in what we do.


Angel Tobey

Purdue University

Location Tulsa, OK
URL http://www.helpinghoovesok.org/index.html
Status Inactive
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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

  1. Animal-assisted activities
  2. Animal-assisted therapies
  3. Equine-assisted activities
  4. Hippotherapy
  5. Horses
  6. Mammals
  7. Riding therapy
  8. Therapeutic horsemanship
  9. therapeutic interactions