We envision a compassionate, caring, and healing community. Our farm and our family of staff and volunteers create a safe place of joy, peace, and freedom where the connections between horses and humans enable hope, independence, and life-changing outcomes.
Our Core Values:
We approach our work and our interactions with honesty & accountability
The sum of the parts is greater than each taken separately; we strive to bring diverse ideas and solutions together to foster camaraderie and fellowship.
Our work involves healing with a holistic approach; all outcomes benefit from the compassionate involvement of our stakeholders.
Every person has value; every being is important; every view has merit to be considered and we treat all with whom we interact accordingly.
Carrying on the tradition of our beginnings, we will ensure that our organization’s outcomes continue to be highly regarded.
We act in a manner that is environmentally, fiscally, and socially responsible.
Founded in 2001 and located on an 18+ acre farm in Nazareth, PA, Equi-librium provides individuals with physical and developmental disabilities, as well as social/emotional needs, with accessible and affordable therapy by utilizing horses as therapy tools. Equine Assisted Activity & Therapy (EAAT) programs provide benefits to individuals that are physical, cognitive and emotional. Equi-librium is one of only seven PATH International premier accredited centers in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the only one to offer therapeutic carriage driving as well as riding.
Participants in Equi-librium's programs come from all backgrounds, with varying degrees of cognitive, physical, behavioral, psychological or sensory disabilities. The primary disabilities include autism, ADD, ADHD, bipolar disorder, cancer, cerebral palsy, developmental delays, down's syndrome, intellectual disabilities, MS, muscular dystrophy, OCD, ODD, Prader-Willi syndrome, sensory dysfunction, spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, stroke, and visual, hearing, or language impairments. Many have multiple diagnoses, and their ages range from 2 to 87.
Our participants come from special education classes at local schools, as referrals from social service agencies, MH/MR, Children and Youth, group homes, physicians and therapists, rehabilitation or vocational training centers and through personal referrals from other participants.
Equi-librium relies on the support of many foundations, corporations, businesses and individuals to keep our programs running.