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BUZZ Mag ~ feature story: Kingman’s Healing Hooves

Written by The Bee

January 24, 2019

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It’s A Schuerr Thing At Healing Hooves

Kingman’s Healing Hooves is Mohave County’s premier equine teaching and riding facility founded in 2010 by family duo Kassie and Lindsey Schuerr. They are dedicated to help our community through many of their equine programs, including but not limited to, proper and safe horsemanship, riding lessons for able body and disabled equine enthusiasts, equine assisted learning and equine assisted psychotherapy programs for mental health therapy.

Our team consists of 10 horses that have been personally trained and certified through A-Schuerr-Thing Horsemanship, to ensure all clients are in the safest possible environment for learning and growth. The process consists of training each therapy horse six days a week, two-to-three hours per day for safety for a minimum of two years, desensitizing, and overall behavioral enrichment. The Schuerr’s have a firm policy that their human staff need to continue their education and certifications as well as their equine staff.

Kassie Schuerr was born and raised in Kingman and started her equine training career on the family’s horse ranch consisting of up to 22 head of horses. She is an Equine Specialist with over 35 years of experience and an animal behaviorist with degrees in Exotic Animal Training and Wildlife Education. She is currently certified in the upper levels of the Certified Horsemanship Association, Instructor for Riders with Disabilities and Horsemanship Instructor for Western/English/Jumping.

Kassie’s focus has been to bring her experience and knowledge gained from the animal training industry to her community and to change the way horses have been trained traditionally, with an adaptive program to provide a safe and fun learning experience for all who would like to learn about horses and/or themselves. She has developed the following programs for her community where services were desperately needed:

  • Safe Horsemanship (including handling horses from the ground and under saddle) Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced; Western, English, Jumping, Trail disciplines for riders of all ages.
  • Riders with Disabilities Horsemanship
  • Special Olympics Equine Program
  • Veterans Horsemanship Program (Disabilities and PTSD)
  • Juveniles in Probation Horsemanship 101 mini-camp
  • Arizona State Judicial contract for our Juvenile Mentoring Program for Mental Health (EAL)
  • School Outreach programs
  • Mental Health Therapy: Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) and Equine Assisted
  • Psychotherapy (EAP)
  • Corporate Team Building Activities
  • Summer Horsemanship 101 camps

For more information about Healing Hooves, visit them online at www.kingmanshealinghooves.com or call Kassie at 928-279-7581.

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