Human Services

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

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

2014

Director/Founder

Kassie Schuerr

Main Address

4390 N GLEN RD

KINGMAN, AZ 86409 USA

Keywords

Equine Assisted Therapy,Equine Assisted Learning, Horsemanship, Riding Lessons

EIN

35-2439100

 Number

7236095576

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

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.

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

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

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

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Riders with Disabilities

Veteran's with Disabilities and/or PTSD

EAL/EAP Equine Assisted Learning & Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

Special Olympics Riders with Disabilities Program

Juvenile Probation Program: Horsemanship 101 Mentoring

Field Trips and Out-Reach programs to our local schools and organizations

Able-body Horsemanship (Beginning/Intermediate/Advanced)

Summer camps for local children 6-16

Where we work

Our Results

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Number of clients participating in educational programs

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals in collection

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No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of new programs/program sites

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No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of clients served

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

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What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

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

Each client keeps a journal of their weekly activities that we can discuss at the lessons, this helps us to follow how the client learns best. We modify the information accordingly, each client learns horse safety, new skills, and homework to practice for the time between sessions. Each client is also asked to document what they are grateful for and what specifically they are proud of, this helps to build upon each lesson in confidence, self-esteem, problem solving skills, and empathy. Other indicators are the growth of our client base, and our Out-reach school programs are in demand and teachers are reaching out to us regarding the information their children are learning.

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

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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