Israel Mitzvah Horses

Supporting Therapeutic Riding in Israel

What is Israel Mitzvah Horses?

“The outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man.”

Attributed to Sir Winston Churchill

Through Israel Mitzvah Horses (IMH) hundreds of low-income, at-risk youth and children with disabilities improve their lives because they have access to Therapeutic Riding, and dozens of Therapeutic Riding instructors have been trained and mentored.

IMH partners with existing centers, subsidizing these new groups of riders who would otherwise not receive TR, also providing the centers with specialized training and professional enhancement.

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IMH Upgrades Existing Riding Centers
IMH staff, especially Laurence Ikan, is now consulting to existing riding centers in order to improve their Therapeutic Riding capabilities and effectiveness. There is already a waiting list, as demand for these services is beyond current capacity.
Dr. Anita Shkedi Joins IMH!!
Admired internationally for her decades of dedicated, skilled work using Equine Therapy, Dr. Shkedi joins IMH. She will run a new project of treatment and research on the effect of Therapeutic Riding on soldiers with PTSD.

“I want to thank you with all my heart for IMH’s support for the scholarship to the Therapeutic Riding Teachers course that I would not have been able to take without IMH.”  read more >>

Ilan Fishman
TR Trainer

“This year we began TR activities for one of our classes.  Our students once a week experience activities of caring for and riding horses with professional TR instructors, under the supervision and coaching of IMH’s trainer. ”  read more >>

Galia Ronen
Dror School

“Our boarding school’s education team sees deep emotional and behavior changes in every one of our youth.  Each youth follows a personal TR program matched to his abilities and personality.”  read more >>

Leah Haviv
Chevruta School