AHEAD With Horses Inc. just won a Totally Awesome Award for Brightest Class for Kids with Special Needs in Los Angeles. We recently spoke to them about their experience as a business owner, the best advice they’ve ever received and more. Hear what they have to say below!
Red Tricycle: Your community recently voted you “Brightest Class for Kids with Special Needs” – what do your customers value most about your business?
AHEAD With Horses Inc.: With over 48 years of experience, they know that their child will be taken care of and they have seen what a huge impact our services have made on their children’s lives.
RT: What do you want people to know about your business that they don’t already know?
AH: AHEAD With Horses works with children with all types of disabilities. We work with kids as young as 2 years old. If you think this service could benefit your child, or a child you know, please contact us because we do have spots available and want to help as many children as possible.
RT: How did your business get started and what was the motivation?
AH: Our organization was founded in 1968 by Liz Helms. She was the director of the program until her death in 2012. She saw how much a horse could help a child with special needs, and wanted to make that available for any child who could benefit.
RT: What is the most awesome thing a customer has ever done for you?
AH: They constantly bring smiles to our faces, and sometimes a tear to our eye, when we see how far they have come.
RT: What is your biggest pet peeve as a business owner?
AH: It can be very annoying when parents forget to call if they are not able to make their lesson.
RT: How do you keep your stress levels down?
AH: If it gets too stressful dealing with all of the paperwork and business side of things, we have the great luck of being able to walk outside and hang out with the horses and the children. The horses are very good at improving your mood.
RT: Tell us, what is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received (as a parent or business owner)?
AH: Be patient.
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Photo credit: AHEAD With Horses Inc