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Help to create a hippotherapy center!

Organized by: Olena Bal

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Hello friends!

My name is Helene, I am a professional certified clinical psychologist and psychotherapist. I got masters degree at Bogomolets National Medical University of Ukraine. I took internship. I also regularly take different courses for professional psychologists. I have been working with horses for 10 years, so far. I represent a charity organization that offers free hippotherapy for people with physical or mental challenges and a little horse riding school.

For quite a long time I was searching a solution to combine my two passions: psychology and horses. Here are some of my ideas:

Personal growth trainings with horses such as leadership, teamwork, communication arts, harmony and dreams, and many others. To find more details, please visit:

Psychological assistance involving horses. Well, everyone who has at least once interacted with horses would confirm that they are amazing animals. They can give people so many positive emotions and energy. And what is more their positive psychological on people has been scientifically proven.

I can’t say about the whole world but for my native country Ukraine it is a completely new method of psychological help! Especially given our political situation that drives people to constant stress, fear, frustration and even long depression, such help will be most welcome.

I am planning to combine psychological assistance (helping to relax, set to positive and get rid of negative emotions) with the interaction and communication with horses (it charges people with positive energy and emotions). I have already done some test sessions and the results exceeded all expectations!

And now that’s the steps I need to take to make all these ideas become reality:

Step 1.  Teaching-training for personal growth trainers will be held on the territory of Commonwealth of Independent States for the first time(

If I participate I will get an international certificate and the right to give personal growth trainings on professional basis. The trip and participation will cost approximately 2500 $.

Step 2. August 2014 – 2 week course in Germany needed for professional development and to obtain a certificate.
 It will cost also approximately 2500$.

Step 3. I can say the most important of all. The dream of all my life! Construction of a modern stable to provide our horses with spacious paddocks, outstanding boarding conditions and deserved retirement. And of course we need it to provide outstanding conditions for our visitors.

 Currently we rent a stable at the state hippodrome. According to unofficial information there are plans to demolish it to build private entertainment and shopping centres (unfortunately in our country it is possible). If this is true they can just throw us out in the nearest future!

According to the most modest estimations, the construction of our stable will take approximately 200 thousand dollars. For us it is an incredible sum of money I can say it’s just a pipe dream for us. I can call our riding school a non-profit organization since all our “profit” barely covers the costs of maintaining our horses.

But nevertheless we try to bring maximum pleasure and excitement to our visitors!

We will be EXTREEMELY GRATEFUL for every donated dollar! You will do a good deed!

We fulfil ourselves by giving a lot of positive emotions to our visitors!

That’s what we call happiness!


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Olena Bal

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