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Mission Statement

HorseFriends is a Christian nonprofit group with the mission to bring joy and strength through horses to those with special needs. We design a specific curriculum, horse interactions and a support format to address the difficulties of, and solutions to our participants' life challenges. By integrating the support group component along with horse experiences, we attempt to bring change spiritually, emotionally and physically.

Description

  • HorseFriends is...

  • Seeing God pour out His gracious presence on those with special needs...

  • Watching huge animals be so tender, and seeing the bonds that form between horses and people...

  • Individuals with multiple sclerosis sharing their loss of identity and wishing that others would see what is on the inside, not the outside...

  • Teenage boys and girls interacting with 60-year-old mentally and physically handicapped men. As we watch, the teenagers appear to be the adults and the men seem to be excited children doing things rarely possible for them. We know that the lives of both sides are being permanently altered...

  • Watching autistic children's disabilities melt away as they enjoy sharing the horse experience with siblings and parents.

  • Volunteers saying, "I never really understood before what these people go through..."

  • Changing our lives and theirs too...

Website

http://www.HorseFriendsNC.org

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