Stirrups and Smiles, is a 501(c)3 certified Non-Profit organization that serves individuals with disabilities.
We are very excited to announce the creation of Beyond Belief – AR (DBA Stirrups & Smiles) a non-profit equine therapy facility dedicated to improving the lives of people with special needs in our community. We provide hippotherapy to children with special needs at the present time and we plan to serve adults with disabilities, wounded war veterans, at-risk youth and countless others who could benefit from a therapeutic partnership with horses in the near future.
Our riders benefit from Hippotherapy in a variety of ways. The rhythmic motion of the horse at the walk helps to relax tight spastic muscles. Sitting on the horse encourages students to hold themselves up which strengthens neck and trunk muscles.