Governmental Guidelines: COVID-19

These last few months have been so important to focus on reducing the spread of the COVID-19/Coronavirus. HorseAbility is continuing with best practices and best efforts to do our part to contain the farm from the virus while moving towards re-opening our facility gates to programming. Our staff and our horses are looking forward to seeing everyone back at the farm. We have begun to lift our programming suspension slowly and we will continue to do so in the coming weeks as we receive more guidance from the CDC, WHO and the Government.

Our Phase Plan

Our COVID-19 Policies


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Dear Friends,


In‌ ‌the‌ ‌wake‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌COVID-19‌ ‌crisis‌, ‌we‌ ‌find‌ ‌ourselves‌ ‌questioning‌ ‌what‌ ‌the‌ ‌"new‌ ‌normal"‌ ‌will‌ ‌look‌ ‌like‌ ‌for‌ ‌HorseAbility.‌ With‌ ‌the‌ ‌suspension‌ ‌of‌ ‌all‌ ‌of‌ ‌our‌ ‌programs‌, ‌we‌ ‌have‌ ‌lost‌ ‌the‌ ‌base‌ ‌of‌ ‌our‌ ‌revenue‌ ‌that‌ ‌supports‌ ‌the‌ ‌care‌ ‌and‌ ‌wellness‌ ‌of‌ ‌our‌ ‌HorseAbility‌ ‌herd.‌ ‌Our‌ ‌lessons‌ ‌may‌ ‌not‌ ‌be‌ ‌taking‌ ‌place,‌ ‌but‌ ‌the‌ ‌cost‌ ‌of‌ ‌maintenance‌ ‌for‌ ‌our‌ ‌horses‌ ‌does‌ ‌not‌ ‌change.‌

We‌ ‌turn‌ ‌to‌ ‌you! Our‌ ‌riders,‌ ‌volunteers,‌ ‌families,‌ ‌donors,‌ ‌supporters‌ ‌, and‌ ‌advocates‌ ‌for‌ ‌help.‌

Our‌ ‌horses‌ ‌help‌ ‌to‌ ‌change‌ ‌the‌ ‌lives‌ ‌of‌ ‌all‌ ‌of‌ ‌those‌ ‌who‌ ‌come‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌farm‌ ‌for‌ ‌lessons‌ ‌and‌ ‌volunteering.‌ ‌We‌ ‌rely‌ ‌on‌ ‌our‌ ‌horses‌ ‌to‌ ‌offer‌ ‌the‌ ‌greatly‌ ‌needed‌ ‌services‌ ‌for‌ ‌the‌ ‌community‌ ‌and‌ ‌in‌ ‌return‌, ‌they‌ ‌rely‌ ‌on‌ ‌us‌ ‌to‌ ‌provide‌ ‌the‌ ‌necessary‌ ‌care‌ ‌to‌ ‌keep‌ ‌them‌ ‌healthy‌ ‌and‌ ‌well,‌ ‌especially‌ ‌now‌ ‌during‌ ‌these‌ ‌challenging‌ ‌times.‌

Many‌ ‌of‌ ‌our‌ ‌families, ‌volunteers, ‌and‌ ‌supporters‌ ‌have‌ ‌reached‌ ‌out‌ ‌to‌ ‌ask‌ ‌what‌ ‌they‌ ‌can‌ ‌do‌ ‌to‌ ‌support‌ ‌HorseAbility‌ ‌during‌ ‌this‌ ‌crisis…‌ ‌Our‌ ‌focus‌ ‌for‌ ‌today‌ ‌is‌ ‌to‌ ‌help‌ ‌HorseAbility‌ ‌survive‌ ‌through‌ ‌this‌ ‌crisis, ‌ ‌and‌ ‌thrive‌ ‌once‌ ‌again‌ ‌as‌ ‌we‌ ‌eventually‌ ‌all‌ ‌get‌ ‌back‌ ‌to‌ ‌our‌ ‌new‌ ‌normal.‌


Make‌ ‌a‌ ‌donation‌ ‌to‌ ‌purchase‌ ‌a‌ ‌bag‌ ‌of‌ ‌feed,‌ ‌a‌ ‌bale‌ ‌of‌ ‌hay,‌ ‌or‌ ‌sponsor‌ ‌a‌ ‌horse,‌ ‌every‌ ‌dollar‌ ‌makes‌ ‌a‌ ‌difference‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌lives‌ ‌of‌ ‌our‌ ‌horses.‌


Share‌ ‌your‌ ‌HorseAbility‌ ‌story‌ ‌with‌ ‌your‌ ‌friends,‌ ‌family,‌ ‌and‌ ‌social‌ ‌network.‌ ‌Help‌ ‌us‌ ‌to‌ ‌reach‌ ‌a‌ ‌broader‌ ‌audience‌ ‌to‌ ‌gain‌ ‌the‌ ‌support‌ ‌we‌ ‌need‌ ‌to‌ ‌overcome‌ ‌our‌ ‌financial‌ ‌hardship‌ ‌due‌ ‌to‌ ‌this‌ ‌pandemic.‌


‌‌Please‌ ‌help‌ ‌support‌ ‌HorseAbility‌ ‌to‌ ‌survive‌ ‌and‌ ‌thrive‌ ‌through‌ ‌this‌ ‌world‌ ‌crisis.‌

‌‌Together‌ ‌we‌ ‌will‌ ‌get‌ ‌through‌ ‌this! Be‌ ‌healthy‌, be‌ safe‌, be‌ well‌.

‌‌With‌ ‌tremendous‌ ‌gratitude,

‌‌Katie‌



OUR MISSION

HorseAbility’s mission is to improve the lives of individuals with special needs through facilitated interactions with horses. HorseAbility offers a wide range of horse-related programs to the community to promote the physical, psychological, emotional, social, and spiritual well being of its participants. As a leader in the field, HorseAbility is committed to developing programs and engaging with community partners to increase education and implementing creative innovatives.

HorseAbility is proud to be one of only two Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) Premier Accredited Centers on Long Island. This prestigious title is awarded to centers that demonstrates excellence in providing quality professional equine assisted activities. This voluntary process recognizes PATH venters that have met established industry standards. HorseAbility is a non-profit organization with 501(c)(3) status as designated by the Internal Revenue Service.


OUR VISION

HorseAbility’s vision is to be a leader in advancing and implementing continued education, while further developing innovative programming by embracing and sustaining the best business practices in the equine therapeutic industry. Our long-term view is to partner with our local community to provide hope and opportunity, stimulating positive change in the lives of people.

Our vision for the future is to continue to develop as an educational center that will partner with institutions within the community. We have become more formally affiliated with SUNY College at Old Westbury to offer equine activities that align with their courses, resulting in a new minor curriculum path. This new program, courses and workshops in conjunction with SUNY are available to college students as well as to our current staff and volunteers, who are interested in a specialized certificate program in the field of Therapeutic Horsemanship and Activities.

CORE VALUES

HorseAbility’s core values emanate from being a center of excellence in the important world of equine therapeutic service providers.

The predominant ideologies of our center are:
- Impact
- Leadership
- Professionalism
- Education
- Collaboration
- Approachability
- Belonging
- Progress
- Honesty

To make a difference, our entire staff understands and embraces these qualities. HorseAbility is a unique blend of compassion, commitment and courage.


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UPCOMING EVENTS

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  • Contact Us

    HorseAbility at SUNY Old Westbury
    PO Box 410-1 Old Westbury, NY 11568
    223 Store Hill Rd Old Westbury, NY
    Call : (516) 333 - 6151
    Email : info@horseability.org
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