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Welcome To
Horses Healing Humans CT.

Therapeutic Horsemanship in Coastal Connecticut

Horses Healing Humans exists to help heal people with physical, cognitive, and emotional challenges through Equine Assisted Activities and Therapy conducted by caring, credentialed professionals, protecting both the physical and emotional safety of all clients.

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News From The Barn

Horses Healing Humans is excited to share the news of our recent growth and expansion as we move forward to continue to meet the needs of the community.

We are pleased to introduce Craig McCalister as our new Executive Director. Paul Banks, the Executive Director pro-tem, will be assuming the role of General Manager at the farm. He will be assisting with equine operations as well as volunteer and staff development.

Craig, a native of Youngstown, New York, currently resides in New London, CT.  He retired from the Coast Guard in 2011 as a Chief Petty Officer with 24 years of service.  Serving 10 years with the U.S. Navy and 14 years with the U.S. Coast Guard. His last post was at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy as an instructor for the Leadership & Management School.  Craig is a certified P.A.T.H. Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning and a Founder of Veterans Equine Therapeutic Services. We are pleased to have him bring his experience and expertise to the organization and look forward to his leadership.

The Board of Directors is pleased to announce our newly elected officers . Our current structure is as follows, Nicki Finlayson – President. Charlotte Lewis – Treasurer, Kathryn Vine – Secretary, Phoebe Leith – Member at Large, Christina Potts – Member at Large.

We are sad to announce Kara Tedford, will be stepping down from her role as Program Director.  However, we are excited to congratulate her on her new position as Event Coordinator at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. We are so proud of all the hard work that Kara has put in over the years at HHH in providing the excellent service to all our clients. Though she will be missed by all at the farm, we are looking forward to her continued success in her new venture.  We wish her all the best!

Deirdre Desmarais is now serving as lead instructor, Equine Operations Manager and Program Director.  She will continue to oversee the management and care of the herd, ensuring that they are ready to serve our students.  As Program Director, she will be responsible for the enrollment of students, coordinating assistance from other agencies, scheduling volunteer support, and providing oversight to all of the related administrative functions.

HHH and VETS will be hosting a Spring Open House April 06, 2019 to thank all of the individuals who support our programs and to provide an opportunity to experience the mission of Horses Healing Humans supporting the farm, horses, clients and volunteers.

Photos Of The Barn

 “Horses Healing Humans” exists to help heal people with physical, cognitive, and emotional challenges through Equine Assisted Activities and Therapy conducted by caring, credentialed professionals, protecting both the physical and emotional safety of all clients.”

Horses Healing Humans is a CT 501(c)(3) providing Equine- Assisted,Learning, Equine-facilitated Psychotherapy. Therapeutic Riding

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