Our vision is that every child with special needs has access to the therapeutic opportunities that horses offer. Our scholarship program was established to keep equine-assisted activities and therapies accessible to all children with special needs, regardless of their ability to pay.
Each donation helps support Walk on Water’s capacity to supply equine assisted therapy and resources for children with special needs. Through scholarships, Walk on Water can increase access to our safe and therapeutic environment and serve as a refuge for children with special needs and their families. Equine Assisted Therapies and Activities are scientifically proven to create, rehabilitate and strengthen pathways in the brain and improve all manner of other mental and general health conditions.
The scholarship program and its efforts are an integral part of the future of Walk on Water.
Check below for more information about the various therapeutic services that we offer.
Therapy Riding Lessons
Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy
Equine Assisted Therapy utilizes one of God’s most beautiful creatures, horses, to help individuals achieve a sense of accomplishment through muscle stimulation and language facilitation. With the use of Whole Brain Learning Techniques and our outdoor classroom, math and reading skills are taught on horseback.
Equine-facilitated psychotherapy (EFP) is defined as an interactive process in which a licensed mental health professional working with or as an appropriately credentialed equine professional partners with suitable equine(s) to address psychotherapy goals set forth by the mental health professional and the client.
Pet therapy is a broad term that includes animal-assisted therapy and other animal-assisted activities. Animal-assisted therapy is a growing field that uses animals to help people recover from or better cope with a variety of health problems and mental health disorders. At Walk on Water, our Pet Therapy sessions involves a guided interaction between a person and a trained animal which includes grooming, petting, and feeding among other activities to allow a bonding experience with the animal.