Nancy King, MS, OTL
I have been fortunate to combine my life long obsession with horses,with a passion to help people.
I discovered the profession of Occupational Therapy, and learned that this was a truly holistic profession within the health and medical field.
After earning my Master's of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy, I worked in settings including schools, home, ALFs, and skilled nursing facilities. I worked with children at 2 years old to seniors at 103 years old. I have treated people with autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, sensory processing disorder, visually and hearing impaired, traumatic brain injury, stroke, orthopedic, dementia, Alzheimer's, Multiple Sclerosis, Bipolar Disorder, PTSD and Schizophrenia.
Hearing more and more about the inclusion of horses in therapy, I knew this was the direction I would take. I started A Horse Connection in the Hudson Valley region of New York.
Since moving to the Triangle region of North Carolina (with her herd), she is bringing her wealth of knowledge and expertise in this field to the Five County Area. She is ready and eager to introduce you and your loved ones to A Horse Connection Programs.
Her work has been featured in two award winning documentary films: "A Horse Connection" and "Riding Tall".
Nancy is a licensed OT in the state of NC, is certified by the American Hippotherapy Association.
For almost 20 years, Nancy has had the great fortune to have the help of many volunteers, too many to name, who have helped to support the mission of A Horse Connection. They have worked tirelessly to groom, lead, sidewalk, gather equipment, meet and greet clients and families, help implement therapy sessions, and plan and help with many events. This work quite simply could not be done without them.
Hal, Double Dip, Martha, Captain Morgan, Penny, Annie, Pony Boy, Scarloey, Root Beer Float, Russell, Punky, Rosita, Mo, Harry, Kate are just some of the stars and heart of A Horse Connection. Some are still with us, and some are sadly gone, but did not leave us without having provided love, patience, and joy to so many. We are forever grateful to them.