Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center

  • FL

Website

http://vinceremos.org

Address

13300 6th Court North
Loxahatchee Groves
FL
33470
United States

About Us

Volunteer with Vinceremos Vinceremos is a non-profit organization serving individuals with physical, cognitive, and emotional disabilities through therapeutic horseback riding. Vinceremos relies heavily on our volunteers to assist in horse handling, grooming, stable management, and leading, as well as aiding in special events like horse shows, fundraising, trail riding, and the Special Olympics.

Vinceremos’ volunteer program provides a safe environment to learn skills such as stable management, barn maintenance, and equine care (including grooming, bathing, tacking, and handling) while also gaining experience working with those with physical, emotional, and cognitive disabilities. The heart of our organization is our volunteers - with just six full-time employees and seven instructors, we rely on our volunteers to prepare horses for lessons, ensure the safety of our riders during lessons, help care for our 25-horse herd, and help out at our special events, such as fundraisers, annual VTRC Holiday Horse Show, golf and fishing tournaments, our Annual Benefit Auction, and the Special Olympics. Although VTRC undoubtedly needs dedicated volunteers, our organization isn’t the only benefactor - volunteering at Vinceremos will:

  • Build confidence
  • Encourage independence and responsibility
  • Offer a safe forum for socialization
  • Foster positive friendships and relationships
  • Provide a sense of stability

For more information, email volunteer@vinceremos.org or call (561) 906-9961.

What We Offer:

Therapeutic Riding

Therapeutic riding offers a unique opportunity for those with limitations to be empowered with a sense of pride, accomplishment and independence. To achieve the ability to communicate with and control a 1,000lb+ animal can take confidence to great heights. Therapeutic riding teaches actual riding skills utilizing the horse as a therapeutic, instructional tool. The lessons are structured so that each rider increases their abilities at their own speed. Many riders excel to become very proficient and independent riders. This secure yet challenging environment helps clients reach goals such as:

  • Strengthen postural control and core balance
  • Improve motor function
  • Increase ability to concentrate
  • Gain a greater sense of self-esteem and accomplishment
  • Enhance communication and social skills

Hippotherapy

Hippotherapy literally means "treatment with the help of a horse" from the Greek word "hippos" meaning horse. An occupational, physical or speech therapist utilizes the horse's movement to achieve functional outcomes. In hippotherapy the horse influence the client rather than the client controlling the horse. The client is positioned on the horse and actively responds to its movement. Specific riding skills are not taught (as in therapeutic horseback riding), but rather a foundation is established to improve neurological function and sensory processing. This foundation increases

  • Postural strength
  • Range of motion
  • Endurance
  • Ability to concentrate and follow directions
  • Motivates improved speech and behavior

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