We improve quality of life through equine-based therapy to physically, mentally and socially/emotionally challenged individuals. Our unique program integrates academic, social and physical skills, using the horse as a catalyst.
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- 2 days ago
- Tonight, talking with one of our rider's (age 11) who was on a new horse, I asked him "How do you like riding Jake?, is it going well? or do you have a favorite...?" He gave me a great answer3 days ago
"I don't judge, I like all of the horses the same, they have feelings too, I would never want any of them to feel bad"....love the refreshing and positive outlook on life, that our Equest crew gives us every day!!
- Mission:Unload Hay4 days ago
Many hands- check!
Unloading a hay wagon in 14.5 minutes? Domination.
Are you up for the challenge?
- Many young girls come to Equest as volunteers, wanting a horse in their life~ this is a nice twist :)4 days ago
Summer (4th Riding) Session 2014
On June 16, 2014 to June 28, 2014
and On July 7, 2014 to August 2, 2014
Off Week June 30 through July 4. Summer Session continues July 7 through August 1. Contact Kelly Alcock (Previously Wujkowski),...
Summer Horsemanship Day Camp: Session 5
On July 28, 2014 from 9:00 am to August 1, 2014 2:00 pm
Camp Runs 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Monday Through Friday. The Campers Horse show for family and friends starts at...
1st Fall Session (5th session) 2014
On September 8, 2014 to October 25, 2014 12:00 am
Classes will begin the week of September 8th! Contact Kelly Alcock (Previously Wujkowski), Client Program Coordinator at 616-866-3066 ext 102...
In the eloquent words of outstanding speaker and Equest rider John Agar;
“Equest blazes the way for me and kids like me to achieve their dreams and reach their greatest potential. With YOUR help, more kids will be able to experience their future, not from just their wheelchairs looking up at others, but from atop a horse looking out over their future.”
At 8 months my daughter Devin was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. At age 3 ½ the physical therapist we were working with suggested we look into Equest. At the time I could not even get Devin to ride “Sandy” the penny pony at Meijer and could not imagine her on a real horse, but was willing to check it out. I called Equest and arranged a time for us to visit and observe a lesson. I was amazed at the number of volunteers working with the students in the arena. In that particular cl…
My 5 year old son Ezequiel Gonzalez has been attending Equest Center for the last two years. Ezequiel has Spinal Muscular Atrophy type II. He loves his horse back riding (that is the name for Equest at our house). Not only is it great for his therapy for him, it is also an extra curricular activity. He only receives therapy twice a week at school. The thing with his muscles is they need as much activity as he can get; because he will always have to fight growth, weight gain, and weakness for the…