At Envision Therapeutic Horsemanship, it is our vision to equip and empower individuals and their families to move forward with momentum to their next level in life via equine assisted activities. Envision Therapeutic Horsemanship, Inc. is a 501(c )3 organization.
A major focus in our equine assisted activities is life skills support for people who have experienced moderate to profound injustices in their lives. This includes at-risk youth, victims of domestic violence, victims of human trafficking, persons recovering from trauma or disruptions such as divorce, movement into or out of foster care, or the loss of a family member. We help people who have physical, cognitive or developmental disabilities, such as amputations, autism spectrum disorders, multiple sclerosis, stroke, visual impairment, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, TBI, spinal cord injury, or Downs syndrome be active in an adaptive sport that has healthful physical, cognitive, psychological and social benefits. Also, we are honored to serve our active duty military, and returning veterans and their families who need multiple deployment, pre-deployment, relocation, or reintegration support.
Envision plans to provide a state-of-the-art therapeutic equestrian facility delivering equine assisted therapy and therapeutic activities. But we haven’t waited to help those who need equine assisted activities until our Capital Campaign is fulfilled and we have that state-of-the-art facility built on a beautiful, conveniently accessible 10 acre Phoenix site! Oh no! We have wonderful therapy horses working right now within a stone’s throw of the Phoenix Mountain Preserve changing the lives of people and reinforcing gains they have made through the help of their faith, their therapists, their health care providers, educators, and caregivers. But that site is critical, so that we can help more. That’s because there are so many thousands of people in Phoenix, America’s 5th largest city, who want to participate, and so many gentle horses that want and need a home where they are useful and valued, cared for and loved. So you can see why this is one of our priorities.
Envision also seeks to be an industry leader in developing evidence-based research initiatives when we partner with accredited national researchers to design and implement professional research projects. These will further quantify the benefits of equine assisted therapies and activities.
Finally, Envision expects to be a leading trainer of equine assisted activity professionals. We share our passion, expertise, safety-first approach and best practices with others who want this rewarding and challenging work. Besides in-person mentoring we are able to develop web-based instructional material to foster education and training for professionals throughout the therapeutic community.