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Vision Horses and Heroes Heavenly Hooves Education Research
  • Vision
  • Horses & Heroes
  • Heavenly Hooves
  • Education
  • Research
  • Vision

    McCormick's vision is to reduce Veteran suicidal rates and strengthen families who include an individual with special needs by expanding access to effective equine-assisted therapies worldwide. The organization works towards this goal while delivering the highest quality of equine-assisted therapies locally, conducting research in partnership with UCF College of Medicine, and disseminating knowledge to industry practitioners and investors.

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  • Horses & Heroes

    Serving Veterans with PTSD
    Horses help Veterans reconnect in a foreign world and rediscover a sense of purpose. A certified therapeutic riding instructor facilitates group sessions that include both mounted activities and ground work. Group and individual counseling sessions are available to Veterans diagnosed with PTSD. A licensed mental health professional utilizes horses as a therapeutic tool to support the clients goals. Program activities are designed to improve mental health and foster successful relationships in a civilian society.

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  • Heavenly Hooves

    Serving Those with Therapeutic Needs
    Doctors said some would never walk, and now they do. Riders who could not speak, chatter away. Some who had not a single friend, now have many. Approximately 100 clients attend a weekly class to work on strength, coordination, communication, balance, and sensory processing. Many require full financial assistance. Scholarships are awarded to students based on need.

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  • Education

    Educational offerings include communication and bedside skills for UCF College of Medicine students, UCF cross-disciplinary classes, and continuing education for industry and health professionals.

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  • Research

    Initiatives are conducted across both the Heavenly Hooves program (researching autism) and the Horses & Heroes (PTSD) program. In partnership with the University of Central Florida School of Medicine, evidence-based research is conducted with the goal of producing research, identifying best practices, and designing the most impactful treatments for Veterans struggling with PTSD and individuals with autism.

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Vision: McCormick Research Institute expands access to effective equine-assisted

therapies for Veterans and individuals with special needs worldwide.

"I can’t tell you how happy I was to see my son participating in something so universally

recognized and oh so beneficial."

Meredith Syed

 
 
 
 
 
 
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