Communities: Costa Rica
Our mission is to help children and adults with a diverse set of needs improve their quality of life through deep and impactful experiences with horses. We offer equitation, equine assisted therapy, and equine assisted psychotherapy to people from all walks of life.
Equine therapy (also known as Equine-Assisted Therapy [EAT]) is a form of therapy that makes use of horses movement and personality to help promote physical and emotional growth.
Because of there similarity to humans in a social matter, horses are useful to create metafors with children and adults that are going through emotional situations. Equine therapy is applied to patients with difrerent needs; from ADD, anxiety, depression, trauma, behavior and abuse issues and other mental health issues.
People with cognitive, psycho-motor,autism, dementia, delay in mental development, down syndrome and other genetic syndromes benefit from working with horses to build self worth, improve comunication, build trust and work on independecy, develop socialization skills and many more toold to be able to use in there daily lives.
Daluz was founded in June of 2015 with the goal of becoming an internationally recognized facility serving the people of Costa Rica. Through horses, people are able to learn skills that are then applied to other areas of their lives in a physical and emotional way.
Our equine assisted therapy includes: Autism, Cornelia Syndrome, Down syndrome or other cognitive, physical, and visual disabilities.
Our equine assisted psychotherapy includes: depression, social adaptation, bullying, eating disorders, anxiety, fears, fostering attitudes of self-esteem, school performance, achieving of goals, sense of responsibility, general health, and much more.
Daluz was founded in June of 2015 by Daniella Chavarria her two horses and trained volunteers. Classes began at a local equestrian club and grew rapidly to over 50 students.
Through generous contributions from donors and supporters, in January 2017, Daluz opened its own dedicated facility in La Guacima, Costa Rica providing room for long term growth, the addition of 9 more horses, additional teachers, staff, a dedicated arena, and the space to provide even more opportunities for clients serving an even greater area of the country.
10.5% of the country's total population has a disability. Of this subgroup 47,358 are children and adolescents, representing about 3.6% of the total number of children and adolescents in Costa Rica.
We work with a fairly broad group of children and adults from all kinds of economic backgrounds offering therapies that were previously inaccessible or unavailable in Costa Rica.
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Covered 25x30 meter arena.