The healing relationship between the horse and the human is a beautiful thing. This ministry is unique in that it uses that relationship, and horses who are equipped and trained, to provide therapy to individuals with special needs. The riders may have various types of physical, mental and emotional challenges, which are addressed on an individual basis.
We are fully certified by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, International (PATH).
Savannah Station is:
A community of humans and horses, where riders with special needs and families overcome life’s limitations. achieve optimal physical and mental well-being, cultivate cognitive, social, and emotional confidence, and defy their disabilities.
Savannah Station is where miracles are witnessed.
People are Precious
Care of Equipment
Keeping It Personal
Care of Livestock
Respect For Authority
Belief In the Uniqueness of the Equine/Human Healing Experience
Savannah Station riders are youth and adults. The youngest age accepted is three years old. The special challenges accepted are:
- Brain Injuries
- Cardiovascular Accident/Stroke
- Cerebral Palsy
- Down Syndrome
- Emotional Disabilities
- Learning Disabilities
- Mental Retardation
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Spina Bifida
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Visual Impairment
- Other highly involved disabilities
In order for us to provide the desired ministry without cost to the participants we need a strong and devoted “herd” of volunteers. Our trained volunteers provide the guidance necessary for both the horse and the rider.
Our volunteers are very caring, loving, compassionate, and loyal. They have a passion to see each rider receive the very best protection and nurturing while they experience the therapy provided by the horse. They dedicate their time and energy into the fulfillment of our mission:
“To provide Hope and Healing with Horses”
A total of three volunteers are required for each rider and horse, thus a total of 6-12 volunteers per class of two to four riders is required.
We also need volunteers of varying skill sets from fundraising, clerical, advertising and design, etc. to help assist Savannah Station in our daily operations and fund raising activities. No skill set great or small will be refused.
- No experience with horses or with children facing special challenges is required.
- Volunteer training for those volunteers working directly with the children and the horses will be provided prior to working with any of our horses or riders.
- Volunteers of other skill sets will be needed throughout the year for various functions and fundraisers.
To register for a volunteer position of any kind, please fill out our application:
We value the parents of our riders. The trust they place in us when they allow their child to be placed upon each of our horses is not taken lightly. It is our goal to provide ministry to each of the riders and to give each parent not only a much needed break for a few minutes, but to also assist them and their child in the various challenges of life. We also allow parents to meet a network of families in their same situation who can provide encouragement and support.
The REWARD is experienced by all; the rider, the parents, the volunteers, and leadership, as the team of horse and human make such amazing transformations. Testimonies have not only been received, but observed in each class as the horse and rider become one.
Donors come in all types: individuals, families, business, foundations, and other sources. Savannah Station has made it easy to contribute through the following methods: Text Giving, Bank Draft, Credit Card, Facebook, Website, Check and Cash.
We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, enabling us to give donation credit as prescribed by the Internal Revenue Service.
If you have any questions, please fill out the form below.