Vinceremos is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving individuals with physical, cognitive, and emotional disabilities through equine assisted activities.
Vinceremos means "to overcome" or "to conquer" in Latin. The horses' gentle nature and rhythmic movement joined with our staff's extensive expertise has helped hundreds of clients conquer challenges associated with their disabilities. VTRC coordinates its services through physician/therapist referrals, group homes, school programs and individual enrollment. Vinceremos staff includes PATH International certified instructors, and of course our 24 specially-trained equine partners, selected for their patience, dependability, and rhythmic gaits. This therapeutic medium propels clients to reach goals such as:
Strengthening postural control and core balance
Improving motor function
Increasing ability to concentrate
Gaining a greater sense of self-esteem and accomplishment
Enhancing communication and social skills
Mastering these goals in VTRC's fun, natural, and nurturing environment, riders gain greater independence and achieve a higher quality of life. The bond that is formed between the clients and our horses often motivates them to continue their equine interest, either as a long-term therapy or as a life long recreational outlet.
I recommend volunteering at Vinceremos for anyone who wants to work directly with horses. Not only can you work with the horses but you will also have the opportunity to work with the clients.
It can be hard work at times but it will be one of the most rewarding.