Following our humble beginnings in China , we asked ourselves "As an American charity, how can we offer hope and healing in our own backyard?" We answered that question in 2007 by establishing Jacob's Fund to help children who are doubly disadvantaged by both disability and poverty. Through this program, we are able to fund much-needed scholarships for children who will benefit from hippotherapy and therapeutic riding.




 
 

Derived from the Greek word "hippos" (horse), hippotherapy literally means treatment or therapy with the aid of a horse. Hippotherapy is the process of administering physical, speech and occupational therapy by a trained therapist, using the movements of the horse to influence the rider. Hippotherapy is best known to improve neurological function and sensory processing.

Therapeutic riding is often the next step when patients "graduate" from hippotherapy. It is a more independent style of riding that includes various therapeutic exercises and activities, allowing the rider more advanced physical, psychological and social development. (For more detailed information about hippotherapy and therapeutic riding, please visit our blog.)

HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR WORK IN THE USA
COMPLETED

ONGOING

  • Funding a full year's hippotherapy for two children
  • Bringing architects to McKenna Farms to assist in planning an addition to the indoor arena so parents can unobtrusively observe their child receiving therapy
  • Working hands-on at the Farm

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