Welcome to Stable Hands Equine Therapy Center


 

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What’s New at Stable Hands


Hoofbeats of the Heart Fundraiser September 22nd, 2018!

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Stable Hands  Classes

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We are accepting new students and the first step is to fill out the registration forms and get them back to us.  We will contact you to set up a skills assessment where we can learn student needs and give you a tour.  You can download the registration packet here: Student Registration Packet 2018    For info call:  Diane Abitz,  Executive Director,  715-359-6046.


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We are proud to announce that Stable Hands has a new program for Veterans called V.A.S.T. (Veterans Assisted Sports Training). Therapeutic horses are partnered with Veterans for them to gain self-understanding and emotional growth. V.A.S.T. recognizes the bond between animals and humans, and sees the potential for emotional healing that can occur wHarryhen a relationship is formed and nurtured.

The Stable Hands V.A.S.T. Program offers horse-based activities to enhance the recovery from physical, emotional, social and cognitive struggles that veterans may face in civilian life. We offer different levels of instruction to guide Veterans through the program.  For more information, contact Diane Abitz, Executive Director, at 715-359-6046 or dabitz@stablehandstherapy.com

 To see a copy of our  brochure, click here: V.A.S.T. info


 

 Brianna’s Story The Road Back from a Devastating Car Accident Brianna Brianna, now 22 years old, was involved in a tragic automobile accident in October 0f 2012 which left her in a coma for three months.  Her long road to recovery from a traumatic brain injury began in the ICU at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.  She has been surrounded by the most skilled doctors and therapists throughout her recovery process. This past July of 2014, she began equine therapy at Stable Hands.  Horse therapy “exploded” her progress and propelled her to new levels of recovery.  The remarkable difference from when she began equine therapy to present is awe inspiring.  Brianna has always had a love for horses.  Starting at a young age and working all day to ride at a local stable, then getting a horse of her own, to barrel racing through the 4-H program, horses are her passion. We are so fortunate to have a professional staff and team of dedicated volunteers at Stable Hands in our community.  They have the ability to see past disability and promote the possibilities for the participants.  The relentless kindness and encouragement are beyond the imagination.  Stable Hands Equine Therapy Center has been a pivotal part of Brianna’s recovery success.  While she still has a journey ahead of her, there is no doubt that she will make it. Our hearts are filled with gratitude for all those involved with Stable Hands. “Thank you” cannot express the level of our appreciation we have for your program! Brianna, Jody and James J McLaughlin


 Our Mission

Stable Hands’ mission is to enhance the quality of life for individuals with physical, emotional

and cognitive disabilities

through the use of equine-assisted activities and therapies.

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