Therapeutic Horseback Riding, Animal-Assisted Therapy/Activities, Humane Animal Education, Horsemanship for Veterans, Equestrian Lessons and Boarding.
Haku Baldwin Center's vision is to foster therapeutic partnerships between people and animals which we believe promotes the growth and development of healing relationships among all living beings.
We engage in charitable, educational, and scientific work of a public nature involving the establishment and operation of an equestrian and animal center for therapeutic treatment, education and nurturing of challenged individuals.
Our therapeutic programs are dedicated to helping children and adults with special needs, patients and seniors in hospitals, rehabilitation, convalescent, assisted-care, pediatric, adult day care and Alzheimer facilities.
HBC's Therapeutic Riding program is dedicated solely to helping children with special needs. Offered weekly by appointment, riders receive personal instruction on horseback, involving a range of therapeutic games and activities. Each rider is assisted by a team of 3 volunteers and one instructor.
Our Horsemanship for Veterans Program is open to U.S. military veterans, including active duty, disabled and retired service men and women. Veterans gain horsemanship skills in a safe & therapeutic environment.
The Animal-Assisted Therapy/Activities program visits over 400 patients monthly utilizing dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, ducks & chickens for visitation and therapy. It also offers an unpaid internship for students to learn about the field of Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) and Animal Assisted-Activities (AAA) in the clinical environment.
Our Humane Animal Education program is offered by appointment to preschools, elementary schools, special education and special interest groups (i.e. 4H, girl scouts, boy scouts, etc). We discuss the responsibilities and needs of taking care of rabbits, guinea pigs, ducks, chickens, horses, goats, dogs, cats and pet fish.