At BEAMING, we transform lives through equine partnerships. Through interaction and connection with horses, our program participants are able to learn, heal and grow, empowering them to improve their physical, mental and emotional health.

We embrace diversity, we promote inclusion and we celebrate those with diverse abilities. The BEAMING Barn is a safe, nonjudgmental community gathering space where all are welcome.

Quick Facts About BEAMING

> BEAMING is an acronym for Building Equine Assisted Mobility Into New Growth. 

> Our programs serve community members ages 4+ with physical, cognitive andemotional disabilities. We also serve those who have survived trauma, including individuals and families who have overcome cancer and other crises. We welcome everyone to the BEAMING Barn for special events. 

> Our Equine Support Programs include:

Diverse Abilities Support: Partners in Riding (school groups), Saddle Up for Success and Dragons in Flight (individual lessons), Autism Camps and Pony Power AcademyEquine-Assisted Learning (EAL) Children’s Literacy Program 

Dementia Support: Riding in the Moment, Equine-Assisted Memory Cafés and Steady Strides for Parkinson’s

Teen Support: LAUNCH, Hold Your Horses Teen Camps, and CANTER (Community Arts Network for Teens Empowering Resilience)

Trauma Support: RideStrong

Veterans Support: Horses, Hearts & Heroes

Women’s Support: Women’s Empowerment Series

Special Events: Red, White & Blue Day, BBQ & Bingo, BOOfest, Santa at the Ranch & more! 

> BEAMING is the second in the nation to offer the evidence-based Riding in the Moment™ program, which we developed in conjunction with UW-Madison. 

> BEAMING is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and is primarily funded by grants and corporate and individual donations. 

> BEAMING was founded in 2004 and is a member of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) International. 

> We embrace diversity, we promote inclusion and we celebrate those with diverse abilities. The BEAMING Ranch is a safe, nonjudgmental community gathering space where all are welcome. 

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Equine-Assisted Services

Equine-assisted services refers to traditional riding or adaptive riding activities conducted by a PATH International (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship) certified instructor. The participant must continuously contract and relax muscles to re-balance, which ultimately improves core strength, flexibility, and balance. 

For individuals with learning or mental disabilities, riding compels them to increase concentration, patience, and discipline. If a psychological or emotional disability is present, the unique relationship formed with a horse can help improve interpersonal relationships as well. Here are some other advantages of equine services:

Studies have found that horses mimic the movements of the human gait. As a result, riding a horse can stimulate the muscles a person uses to walk that otherwise would not have been stimulated.

  • Horses are amazingly intuitive and able to foster strong emotional ties with people.
  • Many people with disabilities are not able to sit up straight because of imbalance. Horses are able to tolerate this and alter their gait to balance the participant.
  • Facing day-to-day life with a disability is difficult for anyone. Having an opportunity to look forward to something which is fun and recreational, while at the same time beneficial, is a very good thing.

 

MISSION

The mission of BEAMING Inc. is to be the provider of choice for Equine-Assisted Learning and Adaptive Horsemanship. We shall enhance quality of life for community members facing unique challenges by developing relationships between participants and horses.

VISION

Our vision is to facilitate life-changing equine experiences for all involved with the aid of our equine companions. Our goal is to overcome the challenges of today, while continually growing to meet the needs of tomorrow.

VALUES

At BEAMING, we treat everyone with respect and dignity, we provide value to the communities we serve, and we are committed to cooperate and collaborate with like-minded organizations in the community’s best interest.

Results

Pre and post functional improvement measures are evaluated to assess participant improvements, as well as the completion of satisfaction surveys by parents and caregivers of participants. Average improvements were calculated in the 6 following areas:

 

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99% of participants would recommend our programming to others
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