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Horse Sense and Sensitivity - Florida

2202 Bishop Estates Rd
Jacksonville , FL , 32203-2301
Phone: 904-257-6612
30° 7' 30.3456" N, 81° 36' 25.128" W
Contact name: 
Jennifer Yudow,Lead Instructor
What our organization offers: 
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Horse Sense & Sensitivity enhances the life skills and self confidence of special needs people by providing equine-assisted therapeutic programs and services in the Jacksonville Area. Horse Sense & Sensitivity is a 501c3 volunteer organization. Volunteers run the board, serve at every lesson as side walkers and leaders, help the organization raise operating funds and maintain the organization. Volunteers and instructors provide care for all horses used in the program. With no paid staff, we have very low overhead so nearly all funds donated go to operations including care and feeding of horses.

Horse Sense & Sensitivity is a non-profit organization that provides facilities and support for therapeutic horseback riding and physical therapy on horseback (hippotherapy.) These services are provided for physically and mentally challenged children and adults in the Jacksonville area.

Our all volunteer Board of Directors is composed of community members committed to quality horseback riding instruction made available for all including those with special needs. 

The safety of riders, volunteers and horses is a major concern for Horse Sense & Sensitivity.  We teach volunteers and riders safe ways to work with horses.  We carry full liability insurance and each instructor is also individually insured.

Participants who cannot afford a modest instructor fee may apply for a scholarship through the instructors.  Donations may be specifically directed to scholarship funding.

Want to volunteer?  We do a comprehensive training session covering different types of equine assisted therapies, the roles of side-walkers and horse handlers (our two main volunteer roles), important safety tips and other information about Horse Sense and our operations.  In addition, there is a hands on portion of the training. We will groom and tack the horses and practice the roles of side walkers and horse handlers. Please wear closed toed shoes.

Hands-on, Horseback Riding, Special Needs