GLE13566.jpg

HORSES HEALING

HUMANS

Northern Michigan Equine Therapy (NMET) profoundly changes the lives of people with physical disabilities and mental health needs that lie beyond the reach of traditional therapy settings.

"It is the most beautiful thing

I have ever seen."

– Courtney Hunter, 9&10 News –

$872,470

Donations Since 2015

4700

Therapy Sessions

2680

Volunteer Hours

345

Clients Served

GOING AGAINST THE ODDS AND

ACHIEVING THE IMPOSSIBLE

Watching a child take his first steps after months of therapy is indescribable. Hearing a youth say they are no longer intending suicide, brings a collective sigh of relief to an entire network of school and family. Seeing a loved one regain mobility after illness or traumatic injury is nothing short of miraculous.

NMET is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit outpatient rehabilitation facility. We harness the unique healing power of horses as a therapeutic tool in occupational therapy (hippotherapy) and our specially developed mental health program, HorseSense

These magnificent creatures bring hope when all seems lost. We have seen amazing response with clients meeting their goals in significantly less time than with traditional therapy.

Individuals who have not found success with other treatment options

often succeed beyond expectations at NMET.

SOME CONDITIONS WE TREAT

Occupational Therapy

• Autism spectrum disorders  

• Sensory integrative disorders  

• Cerebral Palsy  

• Parkinsons  

• Traumatic brain injury  

• Developmental delay  

• Down Syndrome 

• Scoliosis  

• Cerebral vascular accident/stroke  

Social Emotional Therapy

• Low self-esteem  

• Communication problems  

• Regulation of behavior  

• Problem solving  

• Coping skills  

• Anger management  

• Fear  

HorseSense Program

• Anxiety  

• Depression  

• PTSD

 

Sexual Assault Victims Advocate (SAVA) 

• Inner struggles  

• Challenging situations 

BEYOND THERAPY

For many of our clients, their experience with NMET goes beyond therapy. They grow to love their therapy horse, gain trust in their therapist and volunteers, and feel like they are part of the NMET family. 

 

Stepping into the NMET barn, clients and families feel warmly welcomed, connected and  supported. Our therapy sessions often provide a time of respite for family, many of whom suffer from caregiver fatigue.

KRP_2863.jpeg

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

BAIARDI FAMILY

FOUNDATION

OFFIELD FAMILY
FOUNDATION