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Whispering Manes Therapeutic Riding Center is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization offering therapeutic horseback riding and therapeutic horsemanship classes for people with physical, cognitive, and emotional disabilities. Through safe and supervised individually tailored programs with specialized horses, participants with a wide range of disabilities are given the opportunity to participate in equine assisted activities that promote physical, cognitive, or emotional well-being.

Centrally located in Miami-Dade County we serve a community that would otherwise not have access to equine assisted activities. Participants interact with horses through un-mounted and mounted activities while being supervised by PATH certified professionals.  The program aims to promote improvements in core and overall muscle strength, balance, gross and fine motor skills and communication skills. Additionally, participants frequently achieve a sense of self-accomplishment and self-esteem that is promoted by the powerful bond between humans and horses.


Marcy Wilhelm-South

Purdue University

Location Miami, FL
Status Active
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  1. Animal-assisted activities
  2. Animal-assisted therapies
  3. Autism
  4. Equine-assisted activities
  5. Florida
  6. Horses
  7. Mammals
  8. open access
  9. Therapeutic horsemanship
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