HARTH FOUNDATION

Healing and Recovery Through Horses

Burnet, TX   |  www.harthtx.org

Mission

To Aid Healing and Recovery Through Horses

Ruling year info

2015

President and Founder

Sherry Ann Atherton

Main address

3307 Sunset Cliff Rd

Burnet, TX 78611 USA

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EIN

47-3604220

NTEE code info

Other Mental Health, Crisis Intervention N.E.C. (F99)

Animal Related Activities N.E.C. (D99)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

HARTH Foundation recognizes and values the healing relationship between people and animals. We, along with our therapy horses, volunteers, and community partners, strive to bring that healing to as many Central Texans as possible, through a variety of equine assisted activities and therapy (EAAT) programs. Situated among the natural beauty of the Highland Lakes, HARTH's mission is to enhance the health of people and our community through relationships with horses. HARTH serves those with a variety of physical, emotional and mental challenges through our PATH International certified therapeutic riding program, and through our EAL (equine assisted learning) programs. HARTH also offers healing programs for veterans, military, and their families to improve mental health, social well-being, and quality of life.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Horsemanship I and II

These two certification classes are structured around learning about the basic principles of horsemanship, and are taught over a six-week period. Members are required to come once a week for six weeks, and registration is required. Horsemanship classes are taught by an equestrian professional and involve unmounted work with the horse which incorporates touch, environment, and a strong necessity to build a relationship with the horse through communication skills. Participants learn about horse safety, horse anatomy, breed differences, body language, longeing, leading, grooming, judging, principles of communicating with the horse, communicating through pressure points, judging and much more. Attendees will receive a certificate upon completion of each session.

Population(s) Served

These are organized, group sessions that focus on mental health and well-being of individuals, couples and families. The retreat encompasses horsemanship, professional counseling, peer-to-peer sessions, and relaxation/recreational activities. Along with the retreat activities, the clients are provided with accommodations, working meals and snacks, and all necessary amenities.

Population(s) Served

HARTH can tailor a day or weekend session to fit the needs of your organization. For fees and more information, please contact us.

Population(s) Served

These interventions will be provided and scheduled by request individually or in group sessions by a licensed professional, on an "as needed" basis. These interventions will be available for individuals, pairs or groups to facilitate discussion and processing after or during each step of the program. Each individual will have the opportunity to create their own therapeutic goals with a licensed professional if they so wish, which will drive the treatment plans and the evaluation of the treatment effectiveness. These sessions will vary in length depending on the individual needs.

Population(s) Served

These sessions focus on individual and family well-being. They typically include working with a horse and an equine specialist. These sessions have a relaxed structure and must be scheduled in advance.

Population(s) Served

These are informal get-togethers that allow veterans and their families to communicate with each other in a relaxed, casual environment. They typically take place by the lake with games, grills and other activities that promote interactions.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

PATH International Member Center 2019

Financials

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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HARTH FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 3/3/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Sherry Atherton


Board co-chair

Dr. Stephani Smith

PAST Counseling and Wellness

Term: 2017 - 2018

Howard Morrison

Texas Education Agency, Austin, TX

Jennifer Banton

Susan Henson, DMD

Lori Greco

Army, Retired

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No