Kingmans Healing Hooves Inc

We are home of some of the best equine therapists that have and continue to change the lives of those they touch.

aka Kingman's Healing Hooves   |   KINGMAN, AZ   |  www.kingmanshealinghooves.com

Mission

Our mission is to improve the minds, body’s and spirits of children and adults with disabilities, veterans/PTSD, at-risk youth, children of poverty/low income, and able body riders through EAL, EAP programs and Horsemanship lessons. Joy can heal in so many ways and we strive to help in the healing process for individuals, families and friends with individual programs designed to foster the development of self-esteem, respect for themselves and others, horsemanship skills in handling and riding, as well as principles of kindness, responsibility and care for all animals. Our value to our community includes offering a Safe Place free of judgement, a social outlet for making new friendships, building confidence in those who have been victims of bullying, sexual/mental abuse and disabilities.

Ruling year info

2014

Director/Founder

Kassie Schuerr

Main address

4390 N GLEN RD

KINGMAN, AZ 86409 USA

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EIN

35-2439100

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Animal Training, Behavior (D61)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our mission is to improve the minds, body’s and spirits of children and adults with disabilities, PTSD, At-risk youth, children of poverty/low income families, and able body riders through Equine Assisted Learning programs and Horsemanship lessons. We strive to help in the healing process for individuals, families and friends with individual programs designed to foster the development of self-esteem, respect for themselves and others, horsemanship skills in handling and riding, as well as principles of kindness, responsibility and care for all animals. (Living in a low social-economic rural area in Kingman Az., Mohave County is the fifth-most populous in Arizona and home to 204,691 Arizonans. Mohave County is a federally designated medically underserved area (MUA) and identified as a health professional shortage area (HPSA). We also currently have 24,455 veterans living in Mohave County, one of the highest populations in the state of Arizona.

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?

Riders with Disabilities

Offfering specialized horsemanship lessons for those with both physical and mental disabilities/challenges.
We serve several populations including economically disadvantaged, low income, and poor-families.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

Individually developed EAL (Equine Assisted Learning) programs facilitating the horse to help those dealing with PTSD, anxiety, and many other mental and/or physical challenges they face daily. These services have proben to help our veterans and families of veterans understand and cope with those hurdles.
We serve several populations including economically disadvantaged, low income, and poor-families.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Families

Individual or group lessons specifically designed for our clients as no two sessions are the same.
"Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) incorporates horses experientially for emotional growth and learning. It is a collaborative effort between a mental health professional and a horse professional working with the clients and horses to address treatment goals.

Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) incorporates horses experientially for growth and learning. It is a collaborative effort between a mental health professional, horse professional, and other specialized professionals working with the clients and horses to address learning goals.

Experiential Modality

Incorporating horses for growth and learning is an experiential modality. The participants learn about themselves and others by participating in activities with the horses, and then processing (discussing) thoughts, beliefs, behaviors, and patterns."
We serve several populations including economically disadvantaged, low income, and poor-families.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

A county wide, four month program (starting in February), with weekly practices to teach horsemanship. Then ending with a Horse Show in May displaying the skills of each individual.
We serve several populations including economically disadvantaged, low income, and poor-families.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

Through our “ONE OF A KIND” Horsemanship 101 Mentoring Program (detailed learning plan and hands-on application of skills), and our Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) programs, both on an individual and group level, we have had the opportunity to be a positive factor with individuals through the JIPS and Diversion programs in Mohave County for the last four years.

We have worked with individuals who have Dissociative Disorders, Attention Deficit Disorder, Anger Issue Disorders, Borderline Personality Disorders including low Self-esteem, abandonment issues, depression, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder which is increasingly common in all the previously mentioned challenges. We incorporated our Horsemanship 101 program in 2014 with our local Diversion and JIP youth in this capacity and have a 97% completion success rate. Many of the juveniles continued to come back to our facility to volunteer for their community service hours and also return to volunteer on their own, acquiring vocational skills and job references from our staff. They enjoy their time here and look forward to their upcoming sessions.

Residing in a rural area, we hear many youth claim “there is nothing to do here”. Kingman’s Healing Hooves is an Equine Assisted Therapeutic Riding and Horsemanship Teaching Facility where we create a “safe place” for our youth while teaching them the skills needed to function effectively in society. We offer services throughout the day, so those who may be on school suspension have a place they can be expected to attend and be held accountable for their time and actions in a positive way.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
At-risk youth

Kingman’s Healing Hooves has developed Educational Presentations with material for groups that are interested in learning about the care of horses, referred to as Horsemanship. This will allow those who have never seen or touched a horse, the opportunity to interact with our equine therapists. Statistics show the need for Equine Therapy in many areas of the population such as schools, hospice facilities, Veterans organizations, battered women, and children housing facilities, with a marked increase in self-esteem, self-worth and confidence.

We offer a “one of a kind” service that can give kids confidence and pride which will help them in school and carry on into adulthood. At our facility we can set up sessions for groups between 5-15 individuals, and using 5-6 horses at a time, using our specially designed ramp and hoist system to enable riders with disabilities to mount the horses for a riding session.
Our Out-Reach program will allow us to bring the service on a smaller level with our therapy animals, where the children are able to come up and pet the animals, as most have never been up close to a horse. We spend much more time with the “hands on” portion with the special needs classes as the children are able to brush the horses and if schedules allow, we return to the class rooms throughout the year.

This service (2-3-hour block) will be free to our schools in hope to promote our one of a kind program and dedication to our community and our children. We will be applying for grants and funding so we can continue to bring the program year round, returning to each school 2-3 times per year so all grade levels can learn about the horses.
We serve several populations including economically disadvantaged, low income, and poor-families.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
People with disabilities

Horsemanship lessons in English/Western/Jumping/Trail. Safety is our number one priority whle teaching skills in communication and team work with our certified trained horses/
We serve several populations including economically disadvantaged, low income, and poor-families.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

Offering a week long Horsemanship camp. Safety is our number one priority and each child will learn horsemanship from the ground up. Each child will receive a Horsemanship 101 Camp Completion Certificate along with a Kingman’s Healing Hooves t-shirt. Your child’s progress will also be posted on our Kingman’s Healing Hooves Facebook page for family and friends to see.

Each camper will learn:
Four different discipline basics in: Western, English, Bareback and Driving
Husbandry care (feeding, grooming, bathing, lunging and basic medical treatment of horses)
Horse Behavior (reading body language & what it means, prey animal responses)
Training Techniques (Horsemanship techniques in ground work, English/Western/Bareback riding and desensitizing)

We serve all populations in our community including but not limited to:
At-Risk youth, economically disadvantaged youth, mental and physically challenged youth.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
People with disabilities

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of clients participating in educational programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Social and economic status, Age groups, Health

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

Due to Covid shutdown, we were able to teach our outreach programs to the schools. We are an essential business and were able to continue with lessons at the facility. (182 clients, 157 students)

Number of animals in collection

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups, Health, Social and economic status

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of new programs/program sites

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups, Health, Social and economic status

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of clients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups, Health, Social and economic status

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

We are an essential business and remained opened for our clients during the shutdown.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Kingman's Healing Hooves offers services to help fill the gap in mental heal services, physical therapies, education, teaching kindness and empathy. This is done through interactions with our CHA Certified Instructors and Certified Therapy/Lesson Horses which are the backbone of our program.

Our vision is to reach everyone in the community that may not have the opportunity to have horses in their lives and experience the wonders in healing that horses can offer through our progressive sessions.

Our value to our community includes offering a Safe Place free of judgement, a social outlet for making new friendships, building confidence in those who have been victims of bullying, sexual, physical and/or mental abuse, disabled, and those without disabilities wanting to learn safe horsemanship. We would like to be a part of our clients lives in a positive way, teaching tools that can be utilized as they move forward with creating their own goals, fulfilling dreams and living their best lives.

One of Kingman's Healing Hooves 3-5 year goals is to purchase the property around our current facility and construct an indoor arena. We are a year-round facility and do close daily lessons due to weather.

Our strategies include developing 13 individual programs designed to help many members of our community through our organization, filling the gap and needs of our community for personal growth and healing. Each lesson is specifically designed with our client in mind, through intake interviews, we develop a learning plan to help reach our clients goals.

A. Equine Assisted Therapies and Horsemanship Lessons offered
1. KHH Academy Horsemanship Program
2. School Outreach Programs in S.T.E.M.
3. Therapeutic Riding/ Adaptive riding
4. Team Building
5. Veterans Program
6. Special Olympics
7. At-risk youth
8. Girl Power workshops
9. Summer Camp
10. Equine Assisted Learning/Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
a. Cancer warriors
b. Senior moments

Kingman's Healing Hooves is actively writing grant requests, both locally and nationally, to help fund our programs so our clients families are not burdened with fees for services in an already depressed economy and rural location. The grant writing will include funds needed for an indoor arena.

Living in a rural community, word of mouth is the quickest way to gain interest in our facility and programs.
Kingman’s Healing Hooves showcase our clients progress through our website, Facebook and Instagram. Communications with our Mental Health Facilities, Veteran’s Organizations, Mohave County Youth Probation Department, local schools, and personal references helps to get our mission and programs into the community.

We believe in continued education and keep our team updated on new processes and success through several organizations.
Our staff is trained and certified through the Certified Horsemanship Association, who is a leading organization designed to ensure safety and knowledge of horsemanship with equine programs. We are also a member of PATH International (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International) who is a leader in the Equine Therapeutic Industry.

We also actively write grants to create scholarships for all of our clients, so the families do not have to worry about paying fees for services. After the grant money is ear marked for scholarships, it is then utilized for the care of our horses, as we are a volunteer-based organization.

Kingman's Healing Hooves has also partnered with the following individuals and organizations to create awareness and funding:
• Kingman Regional Medical Center
• Arizona Supreme Court, Juvenile Services
• Mohave County Probation Department
• Mohave County Department of Public Health, Special Needs Advocacy Coalition (SNAC)
• Mohave County Children’s Advocacy Board
• Alliance of Arizona Non-profits
• Arizona Community Foundation
• Great Non-Profits, Top-Rated organization
• Guidestar.org- Silver Seal of Transparency
• American Woodmark
• Kingman’s Elks Lodge #468
• Disabled Veteran’s National Foundation
The Home Depot Foundation
• Jerry Ambrose Foundation
• American Legion Posts in Mohave County (Kingman, Bullhead City, Fort Mohave, Lake Havasu City)
• Veterans of Foreign Wars Posts in Mohave County (Kingman, Bullhead City, Fort Mohave, Lake Havasu City)
• Hualapai Tribe-Peach Springs Reservation
• Fort Mojave Tribe-Colorado River areas, Needles Ca.
• Rotary Club of Kingman-past recipient
• Venture Club of Kingman-past recipient
Az Tax Credit Program

Kingman’s Healing Hooves has been successful in winning grants needed to offer scholarships for our clients, yearly. We have partnered with many local organizations and foundations along with national foundations for services we offer our community.
We will continue to move forward working with our community in our programs, writing grants to cover scholarship fees, and our ultimate goal is to acquire funding for an indoor arena.

2019/20 Grants
The Disabled National Foundation $11,000 grant for our Veterans Program
The Home Depot Foundation $5,000 grant to purchase 2 carports for client meeting area and horse shade along with a TuffShed for tack.
Kingman Regional Medical Center $6,000 grant for client scholarships
UNS Energy $1,000 for our School Out-reach program.
Trust Fund $10,000 for client scholarships

Financials

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Kingmans Healing Hooves Inc

Board of directors
as of 4/30/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Kassie Schuerr

Kingman's Healing Hooves

Term: 2010 -


Board co-chair

Dr. Barabara Dorf, D.C.P.C.

Dr. Barbara Dorf

Cindy Crawford

Kenni Sue Gregg

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 04/27/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

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Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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