The H.A.Y. Foundation staff is carefully handpicked to meet the needs of the children. Each child is paired with their instructor, youth demonstrator, peer role model and horse based on the needs of that child.
All of the instructors at H.A.Y. are skilled horsemen with decades of experience in the equine industry. Each one has a different personality and teaching style that caters to the wide variety of children that comes through the H.A.Y. Foundation program. To meet the Arena Instructors please click here.
Peer Role Models work in the viewing room with each child for 30 minutes during each lesson. During this half hour, the child will participate in activities that reinforce the skills being taught in the arena. Children participate in language lessons which incorporate puzzles, games, books etc. to expand their knowledge of horses and work with the miniature horses in the arena. To meet the Peer Role Models please click here.
Youth demonstrators ride alongside each child during their arena lesson to provide a visual model of correct horsemanship, so the child can see what the instructor is teaching. Many children learn visually, so the youth demonstrator is a vital part of the program. To meet the Youth Demonstrators please click here.
H.A.Y. is home to 4 average size horses and 2 miniature horses. Most of the horses are retired ranch or rodeo horses. To view the horses please click here.