Over the years, the need for financial support to help families in need continue to participate in hippotherapy and therapeutic horseback riding programs has become greater. Equine assisted therapy programs run a high overhead because of the ratio of staff to patient, and the costs related to maintaining the specialized “equipment”- our horses. This high ratio of personnel to patient and the movement of the horse are key elements to the success of equine assisted therapy programs.
Following extensive research to find funding to support many families in need, it became apparent that such a source was nonexistent in our community. The only answer the founders of
Keeping Pace could give the families working with special equestrians in need was to provide personal scholarships and pro bono services. Many therapists and riding instructors have done just that for many years.
Unfortunately, the financial need that has emerged over the years in our area has continued to grow beyond the generous support of specific patrons.
This is how Keeping Pace - a N.J. Non-Profit Corporation came to life in the spring of 2008. Keeping Pace was created through the efforts of dedicated colleagues to help alleviate the financial stress some families endure when trying to find appropriate and meaningful therapy interventions for their children.
On behalf of all the special riders and their families, we at Keeping Pace thank you from our hearts to our hooves for your support.