Tobago’s most cherished children and horses
Healing with Horses
Healing with Horses, created in 2010, is a weekly programe that brings differently-abled Tobagonian children six to 12 years old together with horses. The kids can also try arts and crafts, music, dance, yoga, nature walks, gardening and sport. All of these are highly successful forms of therapy – and they’re fun. This is a non-profit organisation run by German-born Veronika LaFortune and her husband Lennon, along with many volunteers.
Their six gentle rescue horses give the children a way to experience a strong sense of bonding and affection, along with the physical benefits of strengthening and improved balance from horseback riding. Each child is given the opportunity to ride and spend time grooming, feeding and communing at the stables.
To volunteer time or to contribute in cash or kind, write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Being with Horses
The same team is responsible for Being with Horses. If you love animals, the sea, and have a soft spot for rescued horses with moving back-stories, then you’ll want to check them out. Veronika La Fortune and Lennon welcome visitors to Tobago (and locals!) who can enjoy a range of activities, from swim-ride sessions, trail rides and picnic rides, to horseback weddings and therapeutic riding with their gentle and happy herd of six horses. Call as much in advance as possible as they’re almost always fully booked. 639-0953, being-with-horses.com