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Horses are incredibly sensitive animals in tune with their surroundings, and willing to teach good HorseSense to anyone willing to learn.

~Loree Mahalchick

Our Farm

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HorseSense Therapeutic Center is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of those in our community challenged by special needs. Our funding is used for providing scholarships to those with disabilities, updating our farm so all can enjoy a safe experience, and to care for our horses who lovingly support our riders. In addition, our funding enables us to rescue animals. 

 

Our program is designed to enhance the overall well-being of children, teens and adults with a wide range of physical, mental and emotional challenges through equine-assisted therapeutic riding programs.

 

Horses help to build self-esteem, confidence and muscle tone, while also teaching people how to think outside the box, which can flow into every aspect of your life. You can learn to relax and understand a horse just by participating in one of our programs. Riders can also explore the farm, pick vegetables in the garden and interact with the other farm animals, Chester the goat, Fred, the Turkey, Max and Delilah, the pigs and two alpaca. 

 

Our mission is to inspire those with life challenges to experience the magic horses in furthering their abilities. Horses are incredibly sensitive animals, in tune with their surroundings and willing to teach good horse sense to anyone willing to learn. 

 

Our Team

 

Founder & Director,

Head Instructor

Loree Mahalchick

Approaching two decades of working with horses, Loree has corralled degrees in Business and Equine Science. She interned at Monmouth Race Track, Freehold Race Track, The Meadowlanads, and a Standardbred Training Farm.

 

Loree is Certified by PATH International as a Therapeutic Riding Instructor and EAGALA trained as an Equine Specialist in Equine Assisted Therapies.

 

Loree’s areas of expertise include the following: Basic seat & horsemanship,  Therapeutic riding,  Equ-well (Equine Assisted Leadership and wellness), Team Building, Leadership, Relaxation, and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy.

Guest Instructor

Also approaching two decades of horse experience including emphasis on equestrian care. Tiffany completed Vet school in 2015. While in school she was Co-Captain of the WVU Western Equestrian Team, competed in the IHSA Nationals and was one of WVUs high point riders. Tiffany takes great pride in the relationship between horse and human, and shares the caregiving experience with emphasis on gaining & maintaining animal trust.

 

Tiffany’s areas of expertise include the following: HorseSense Lessons,   English & Western Basic Seat,   Horse (animal) care.

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Our Volunteers

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Volunteers are necessary for our students to ride safely. Our dedicated team of volunteers helps keep our farm safe and comfortable. They also support riders with special needs in their therapeutic riding classes. Without their dedication, loyalty, and hard work, it would not be possible for us to fulfill our mission. 

Julie

 

Our Horses

Our Farm Friends

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