Everything looks different on horseback, including you. You’ll see that you’re capable of more than you think. You’ll discover new friends, new skills and strengths you didn’t know you had. You’ll see a future filled with opportunities, and that you’re strong enough to seize them.
There's so much to love about being a volunteer at HorsePower. Our horses. The participants we support. But most of all the priceless transformations
our participants will make with your help.
BE A HORSE HERO
Our therapeutic horses are unique vehicles that inspire positive life changes for people with diversabilities. The services they provide make a big difference in the lives of people in your community. We invite you to be their hero. Please consider donating, sponsoring or adopting a horse.
To provide services to 300+ people a year with our herd of 100+ horses, HorsePower Australia depends on the generosity of our donors and partners. Through monetary support, horse donations, sponsorships, or “in kind’ gifts of goods or services, you can make a big impact.
ABOUT HORSEPOWER AUSTRALIA
HorsePower Australia is a registered voluntary, charitable, not for profit organisation that provides people with diverse abilities opportunities that empower them to break through physical, cognitive, emotional and social barriers utilising the power of the horse to develop new skills, discover new abilities and define the life they want to live.
Our 13 affiliated member centres provide a variety of programs including riding, carriage driving, vaulting, hippotherapy and walking with horses to people with physical, intellectual, emotional and social challenges each year.
We have been providing unique life-changing activities in Western Austrlaia since 1972, and take great pride in the fact that our organisation is largely run by volunteers (96%) within the local communities in which our member centres operate. We are part of a worldwide movement and affiliated with the Federation of Horses in Education and Therapy International (HETI) and Disability Sports Australia.
We rely greatly on the generosity of the WA community to provide support and donations that helps us provide therapeutic goal-based activities for children and adults with diversabilities.
EQUINE SUPPORTED ACTIVITIES
HorsePower Australia connects participants and affiliated member centres to resources and opportunities. Start your HorsePower Australia journey by exploring our activities.
Goal-based riding programs conducted under the instruction of accredited HorsePower Australia coaches.
Provides individuals who are unable to ride a horse the opportunity to experience the great outdoors.
The movement of the horse, under the direction of a trained physiotherapist, occupational therapist or speech therapist can offer participants the opportunity for complex motor learning.
A fun alternative equestrian activity that provides a wonderful learning opportunity for people of all ages and abilities.
WALKING WITH HORSES
What happens when we step off our 'high horses' and walk beside these powerful beings? A whole new world of possibilities opens up.
of serving the WA Community
Receive a service on a weekly basis.
Specially trained to transform lives
Impacting others every week.
Donated by volunteers in 2021 valued at over $1,650,000
Transforming lives one hoof-beat at a time.
“After just 6 months attending HorsePower, his muscle tone and motor skills had improved markedly. He was able to stand and walk independently at his 3rd birthday."
“Transformed her mobility, independence, self-confidence and emotional wellbeing."
"Loving his excursions to HorsePower, no longer the quiet and subdued boy he once was, happily meeting new people and enjoying new experiences."