Hearts in Harmony uses horses to help humans become better versions of themselves. Because horses give honest feedback with no judgement or ego, they respond positively or negatively according to what the person's body language and internal energy communicate.
At Hearts In Harmony, we use horses as the catalyst for helping people challenge their perspectives and accelerate personal and relational growth. Through the powerful horse-human connection, participants' emotional scars may begin to heal and new life skills develop. Positive and productive social interaction, improved academic performance, improved cognitive functioning are some of the benefits our programs can provide.
Horses help change lives, develop stronger individuals and build stronger communities. We invite you to be a part of the change! Donate, volunteer, and/or inquire about building a program to fit the needs of your group's needs today!
Equine-assisted learning (EAL) is an experiential learning approach that promotes the development of life skills for educational, professional, and personal goals through equine-assisted activities. Working with horses provides opportunities to teach critical life skills such as trust, respect, honesty and communication. Horses are deeply in-tune with body language and can help participants to better understand how our non-verbal communication might be impacting or influencing those around us.
Horses are hyper-aware of their surroundings and can teach their humans to learn a heightened sense of self-awareness. Self-awareness is important in order to reveal patterns of behavior and participants can gain self-confidence while learning how to work with such a large, powerful creature.
Horses provide us with a way to see our internal landscape and expose our modes of operation. They offer us the opportunity to experience humility, compassion and challenge - all critical elements to supporting self-growth and self-awareness
Home for Children
We are blessed to work with a groups of young men and women from New Foundations Home for Children. The horses are helping them with self discovery and teaching valuable life-lessons. They are practicing different communication techniques, self-reflection, emotional regulation, problem solving and leadership skills.
See one of our workshops in action.
Anderson Alternative School
We provide eight students from the alternative school with our EAL opportunity over eight weekly sessions. These students learn about leadership, communication, trust, respect, and gaining valuable life skills through this experience. We are seeing improvements in self-confidence, communication, self-awareness and self-control while learning how to be team players.
Read more about the success of this program here.
Vets and their families
With a brother as a Marine, helping to restore family relationships and communication for veterans is something close to Bekah’s heart. Horses have proven to offer healing and restoration, watch this powerful video (here) demonstrating some of the benefits of Equine Assisted Learning that these vets experienced.
Hearts in Harmony is making an impact on our community and we need your help keep this program going! Please consider giving your best gift today, or sign up to bless us with a monthly gift, to provide even more scholarship opportunities! All donations are tax deductible.
How you can support our mission
Scholarship fund: These funds go directly to providing scholarships to at-risk-youth, foster children, veterans and those who otherwise wouldn't be able to afford our programs. Ideally, through this scholarship we would be able to provide our eight week program at no cost to them.
Facilities fund: These funds give us the ability to lease horses and facility space to enable us to run our programs and serve the community.
Volunteering: Help us with classes, building relationships, horse care and prep, marketing, getting the word out about what we do, and connecting with our community! God has wired us all differently, and with different gifts, lets see where you fit on our team!
Donations can be made by sending a check or by clicking on the button to the right and paying via paypal. Please email HiHtreasurer@gmail.com with any questions and to receive your tax exempt letter.