It is our goal to give individual with special needs an exceptional bonding experience with animals that require them to focus, learn and grow for their physical and mental development and personal satisfaction . Through our animals and instructors we work to strengthen physical weakness, overcome emotional obstacles and improve cognitive and behavioral development through equine assisted activities and riding therapy.
It is with great pride that Hooves with H.E.A.R.T. partners with Special Olympics Florida to deliver their equestrian sport season at Cavalli Creek Farm, the Registered Training Program for Manatee County that operates from November through March and offers individuals with special needs the benefits of equine lessons. At the conclusion, our farm hosts the Special Olympics Florida - Manatee County Equestrian Competition. The riders proudly show their family, friends, and fans what they have learned during their training season and celebrate their accomplishments at the ribbon award ceremony on event day.
Although our program caters to individuals with special needs, private lessons are available at Cavalli Creek Farm for any age or level to enjoy. Please contact us for instructor prices, schedules, and available equine. Our instructors teach beginning and advanced riding lessons including jumping and showmanship.