EquineWorks recently formed a partnership with the Queen of Hearts Ranch Therapeutic Riding Center in the Mira Loma neighborhood of Jurupa Valley and is now their primary location for theraputic services.
The groups have set an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the ranch, 6405 Dana Ave. to demonstrate the kind of therapy they provide.
Demonstrations include a horse mounted activity benefiting people with disabilities, a ground activity with horses for those who support them, and a ground activity with horses benefiting people who are home schooled.
Robin Kilcoyne’s riding center, Queen of Hearts, is a premier accredited center. She began teaching children and adults with mental, physical, and emotional disabilities how to ride horses in 1998. In 2000 she became a certified therapeutic riding instructor through the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (now known as the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, International).
EquineWorks, Inc. founder Joy Nussen is a California licensed psychotherapist of more than 20 years and is certified by the Equine Assisted Growth & Learning Association. EquineWorks, Inc.: Horses Reading People was formed in 2009 to provide innovative psychotherapy services incorporating the use of horses. She is the co-author of “Soul Rrecovery: Equine Assisted Activities for Healing From Abuse by Others, Loss of Others & Loss of Self.”
The recent collaboration with Queen of Hearts Ranch has lead to the availability of more horses, expanded the menu of services, more clients served.
Information: Joy Nussen, 949-422-6355 or Robin Kilcoyne, 951-734-6300