HorsePower has been helping children and teens since 2001.

HorsePower enables at-risk children and adolescents to experience, practice and re-learn basic “life-coping skills” through hands-on horsemanship skills.

Students are given choices to create their own successes.

HorsePower continues to serve children year after year because the impact is recognized by therapists and guardians of the children.

HorsePower is completely run by volunteers.

HorsePower is only possible with the gifts of time, talents and donations from people like you.

The HorsePower Experiential Learning Program offers relational experiences to at-risk youth by developing life-coping skills in an equine-facilitated ranch environment.

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February 15, 2018, 11:50 pm

So glad you plan to serve in 2018! If it's been over a year since we have seen you please come on out to update paperwork and check out the place. Lunch will be 12-12:45, a chance to fellowship and ... See more

So glad you plan to serve in 2018! If it's been over a year since we have seen you please come on out to update paperwork and check out the place. Lunch will be 12-12:45, a chance to fellowship and ... See more

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February 15, 2018, 11:48 pm

If you are new to horses but want to be a HorseHandler please plan on joining us for this extra session of hands on horse stuff! Mentors and Returning HorseHandlers are welcome as well! Sign up by ... See more

If you are new to horses but want to be a HorseHandler please plan on joining us for this extra session of hands on horse stuff! Mentors and Returning HorseHandlers are welcome as well! Sign up by ... See more

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February 15, 2018, 11:42 pm

Will this be your first time volunteering with HorsePower - or did you not get to participate in a full training in the past? Then this training is for you! RSVP by "Going" here or email ... See more

Will this be your first time volunteering with HorsePower - or did you not get to participate in a full training in the past? Then this training is for you! RSVP by "Going" here or email ... See more

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HorsePower is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization,
helping children and adolescents since 2001.

Horsepower is located at Rock Island Ranch in Pleasant Hill.
20900 S State Rt. CC | Pleasant Hill, MO 64080 (map).
Contact us - HorsepowerELP@gmail.com

PLEASE, consider making a donation so kids can continue participating in the program.

What makes HorsePower unique?

  • HorsePower is the longest running, therapeutic, mental health equine program in the KC area.
  • Therapeutic Horsemanship addresses youth emotional issues, including PTSD; Oppositional Defiant Disorder; Reactive Attachment Disorder; ADD; ADHD; Mood Disorder etc. The reason this program is so powerful is because the youth focus on something outside of themselves: the horse.
  • Students experience, learn and practice skills they can use at their homes, schools, and communities. Skills include socialization, trust, relationship building, honesty, reliability, effective communications, decision making, boundary setting, empathy, problem solving, respect, responsible use of power & control, impulse control, patience, and coping.
  • Horses and the ranch environment (non-threatening, not clinical) assist the students in gaining self confidence, self worth and basic life skills that may have been diminished in their lives to this point - like trust and boundary setting.
  • The students’ therapists and sometimes parents are given notes and observations from the program instructors to assist in further growth and healing when they return to the treatment center or home.

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