Spirit Horse at Windermere Equestrian Center
SpiritHorse at Windermere Equestrian Center is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) Charitable Organization formed in 2013. We are a unique non-profit that combines two complimentary charters:
First, we are a therapeutic riding center that provides private horse riding lessons for children, specializing in therapy sessions for those that have Autism, ADHD, along with physically , emotionally and developmentally disabled youth in Central Florida
Secondly, we provide equine rescue and rehabilitation from neglectful and abusive situations
The program began with one rider (with cerebral palsy) and a rescued pony named Bandit. With our first student and rescued pony we were able to seek out more horses and ponies to rescue with the potential to help children in their therapy lessons.
We believe everyone can interact with a Horse. Horses are perceptive, responsive, and loving. They do not judge. By interacting with a Horse our Children and their families are able to form a unique relationship that will assist them with the physical and emotional challenges they face on a daily basis. Equine assisted activities and therapies literally changes lives. Many children and their families who have participated in equine activities have stated the horses saved their lives.
To assist children with special needs in reaching their full potential through Therapeutic Equine interaction and to save horses in need through service of our children