WHAT WE DO

BEAMING Inc. is a non-profit organization in Neenah, Wisconsin that offers equine-assisted services. 

Our unique programming focuses on providing equine experiences for individuals with special needs and community members.  BEAMING clients participate in riding and face-to-face interactions with our specially trained horses. Our professional certified instructors are with our riders every stride and work diligently to provide safe and meaningful experiences. 

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

OUR MISSION AND VISION

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.

BEAMING Inc. will facilitate life-changing 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.

WHAT WE VALUE

BEAMING treats 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.

EQUINE-ASSISTED SERVICES

Equine 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.

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:

POSTURE 29%
SENSORY FUNCTION 34%
SELF-CARE SKILLS 44%
SELF-CONFIDENCE/ASSERTIVENESS 53%
COGNITION/LANGUAGE 61%
SOCIAL/LEISURE 71%
1 %
of people would recommend this program to others

COLLABORATIONS

BEAMING Inc. is proud to collaborate with the following organizations. As we continue to grow, we realize how important it is to build deep relationships within our community. Together, with these organizations, we can continue to enrich the lives of so many. We would like to recognize the following organizations for their continued support and look forward to “Changing Lives One Ride At A Time”.