"Some horses will test you, some will teach you, and some will bring out the best in you"
Hands, Hooves & Hope Ranch was established in 2015 and is constantly looking to improve the quality of people and animals lives. Hands, Hooves & Hope Ranch is dedicated to promoting building confidence, communication skills, healing, and equality for all individuals in a variety of ways, including riding, education, and research. We believe that people should not be the only ones allowed to heal and grow emotionally, physically, and mentally from our services; we believe that horses should be allowed the same opportunity, which is why we use trained rescue horses to provide our services.
At Hands, Hooves & Hope Ranch is to promote building confidence, communication skills, healing, and equality for all individuals in a variety of ways. However, we believe that people should not be the only ones allowed to heal and grow emotionally, physically, and mentally from our services. At HHH we allow horses that same opportunity, which is why we retrain rescue horses to provide our services.
Our mission is simple, to support people and horses alike in their time of need.
We are located at 14101 West Bruns Rd, Manhattan, Illinois 60442
Christine has over 20 years of experience working with horses. She has worked and trained horses in Missouri, as well as participated in therapeutic programs there and in Madrid, Spain. Each horse in the program has been personally trained by Christine and responds to her vocal commands and hand signals, even if the student is asking something else of the horse. Christine has always volunteered with special needs, which led to her finding a job with the Disability Resource Center in Joliet, IL. She thrived in that workplace being able to help individuals with disabilities lead a more independent life. However, as she continued to work there for several years she began finding out how limited resources there are for any individual suffering from a mental illness or behavioral issue.
Her positive outlook began to become a frustrated one, as a family after the family had nowhere to turn to for help or resources. She decided to take her training and certifications from her past and open her own facility. The outcomes were truly remarkable.