Along with the presentation, Helping With Horsepower staff expressed the program's first priority - the child in session.  Through love, encouragement and support, the HWH team will always strive to provide an atmosphere that fosters growth and celebrates every milestone!

"There are so many possibilities for things to not go as planned when working with horses who have minds of their own, in unpredictable weather, and with children" said Crystal

"When all of these uncontrollable elements are blended and all is smooth and joyous, I view it as a signal from God/Spirit that we are on the perfect path.  We are striving to create and share Reclamation-Ranch to provide what might possibly be the most memorable and influential moments for some of these children.  This, for me, is a calling that is worth my every moment."  - Crystal Young

HWHP 1Helping With Horsepower is working to schedule clients and volunteers to begin riding sessions in early May.  If you're interested in volunteering or know of someone who could benefit from the riding sessions, please visit: to get and application and/or to learn more!

Helping with Horsepower would like to extend gratitude to all who participated in the orientation event and all who have volunteered their time and efforts for the program.HWHP Pic

About SpiritHorse Therapeutic Riding

Provided through the 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Helping With Horsepower  the Spirit Horse Therapeutic Riding Program's mission is to assist those with special needs in reaching their full potential through interaction with horses.  

HWHP 2Goals include addressing each rider's individual needs and working WITH the client's parents/guardians, contributing therapists and doctors to achieve his or her goals.  As clients move through the 88-step Equine-Assisted Healthcare program, progress is measured according to the mastery of these steps.  The program is relevant for over 150 disabilities as well as at-risk youth, victims of abuse and veterans.  One hour private sessions are held at Reclamation Ranch, 40789 259th Street, Mitchell, South Dakota, from May through October of each year.