Frequently Asked Questions
If your question is not listed below, don’t hesitate to contact us. Click the question above each answer to get more information.
- What does your organization do?
- How can I get involved?
- If I were to donate funds, how would my money be used?
- What programs do you offer?
- Are you a therapeutic riding facility?
One Heart Wild is dedicated to advancing human understanding of Trans-species Psychology and to using our knowledge of it to dramatically improve the health and well-being of our clients. Our sanctuary is not only designed for client services, but also for the needs of the non-human animals that live there. We consider advocacy for the humane treatment of animals and responsible environmental stewardship to be essential parts of our organizational mission. Our educational programs include elementary school presentations on animals and empathy, and event speaker presentations on our therapy services and educational programs, and other topics.
We’re always looking for individuals who want to get involved. Click the link to our Get Involved section at the bottom of this page to learn ways you can volunteer, donate money, or contribute needed materials. Your support will be deeply appreciated!
We take our responsibility to our clients, animals, volunteers and donors extremely seriously. We keep ourselves keenly aware of the fact that the long-term sustainability of our organization is of critical importance to the people and animals that depend on us. If donors want to direct their money for specific uses, they can do so on our donation form or by contacting us with instructions. As a responsible non-profit organization, we make our IRS Form 990 available for review on-premises or will send it on request.
We do not sell, trade, share or otherwise disclose information about our volunteers, donors or supporters. This policy has no exceptions. We do not sell or exchange your information with any other organizations, public, private or nonprofit.
There is a lot of information throughout the site that will explain in detail what we do. We offer programs and activities that are suitable for all ages.
No, we are not, but that is an assumption people often make because of the long history of therapeutic riding, which stems back to 1969, when the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA) recognized the physically therapeutic impact of riding for those with physical disabilities.
However, the therapy, counselling and personal development programs we offer have all sprung from the discoveries made in therapeutic riding more than four decades ago. Instead of riding therapy, our work is focused on the therapeutic value of social and relational experiences with horses and other animals. This science, known as Trans-species Psychology, is being employed around the world and has been shown to have remarkable potential for healing, empowering and inspiring human lives.