Shining Stars Therapeutic Ministries

Our mission is to provide therapeutic horsemanship programs to children, adults, and families with special needs in order to improve physical, mental, emotional, and social areas of their lives.

Our Vision: We exist to embrace our community with hope and unconditional love by serving individuals with special needs in order to develop strength, build confidence, and achieve goals. At Shining Stars, families get the therapy they need from the horses they love.

Therapeutic Horsemanship Can Help To:

  • develop mobility, balance & coordination
  • improve muscle tone & strength
  • increase concentration & improve learning skills
  • foster independence & achievement
  • develop self confidence & motivation
  • encourage movement for those unable to walk

Therapeutic Riding

Our riding programs help children and adults get unique rehabilitative therapy. Students work on physical, social, emotional, & cognitive concepts as they ride &receive instruction geared to their individual needs. Classes are small, relaxed, friendly, and a lot of fun.

Therapeutic Cart Driving

The Driving Program is open to students of all ages who cannot mount a horse for various reasons, such as size/weight, emotional issues, or wheelchair confinement. Specially-equipped carts have safety features for wheelchair students.

Silver Stars

Silver Stars offers a variety of ways to incorporate horses into a physical routine that helps to strengthen muscles. Silver Stars provides equine therapy effective in helping older folks who suffer from depression, feelings of agitation, anxiety, and other psychological issues.

Stars & Stripes for Veterans

Stars and Stripes is an innovative program designed for military veterans’ needs. All veterans, from any era, are welcome to participate with us in “natural horsemanship” and many other therapeutic endeavors, including grooming and horse behavior.

Horse Camp

Summer Horse Camps give young people a unique opportunity to learn about the love and hope God gives through horses. Many of our kids go through stressful or tragic circumstances. Our desire is for these young people to learn about the love and hope God gives through horses.

Equine Connection

Students in equine connection classes will have the opportunity to work with the horses on the ground to develop effective communication and leadership strategies that promote confidence and empowerment as students learn how to partner with and train their horses.