Seniors Helping Seniors was created by seniors in our community to help the horses in sanctuary. Brook Hill’s sanctuary horses have health issues that make them unavailable for adoption. The program was created in order to support, socialize, and enhance the life of the sanctuary horses.
In return the horses allow the seniors to socialize and meet the physical tests of growing older as well as share their horse experiences with the rest of us!
The seniors begin their session socializing, sharing experiences with horses, forming new friendships with peers who also love horses.
Many choose to groom, lead, and do groundwork with their senior horse partners.
Others, when appropriate, have the opportunity to ride our well-trained rescue horses. They work with a Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor that is able to meet their needs. They can choose to use a mounting ramp, and have leaders and side-walkers to help them if needed. The horses are safe for adaptive riding, so they are perfect for seniors!
And others just ride!
The seniors meet once a week year around for horse activities. There is a monthly pledge to participate in this program. 100% of this pledge goes towards taking care of the horses in sanctuary.