We opened Simple Changes in 2005 so that individuals with disabilities could develop meaningful connections with horses, which would help them grow stronger physically and experience more joy and independence in their lives.
For the past 15 years, Simple Changes partnered with the federal government to operate as a community outreach program on a portion of their equestrian facility at Meadowood. All that changed in 2020, as a new lease for the entire equestrian facility was implemented. A move was imminent.
Simple Changes took this as an opportunity to find a permanent home and serve more people with unique needs through partnering with horses. Through the extraordinary generosity of donors in a year of incredible hardship, Simple Changes, with our investors, purchased a farm on Mason Neck, less than two miles from our former location.
Less than one month after we moved in, Simple Changes was holding lessons.
Our herd is growing and we are increasing our lesson program to include family members of our riders. We even have stalls for boarder horses – a wonderful way to generate an inclusive community.
Simple Changes is committed to providing each individual with an experience of purpose and independence. We encourage spirits to soar and bodies and minds to find their true strength and abilities.