Hunkapi Therapy Horses
If you’re living in the Phoenix area, love horses and kids and are looking to give back, this might be an opportunity for you!
Why use horses for therapy? When compared to other sports, the research showed that horseback riding was the most positive intervention for children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Autism. The positive results prompted the launching of Hunkapi which believes that interacting with horses can serve as a non-drug intervention alternative.
I loved working with the kids and animals at Hunkapi and by far got back more than I gave. It was always amazing to see kids connect with the horses, be able to focus and learn new skills from horse care to equipment maintenance, and also to watch them build relationships with their fellow riders and instructors.