“We consider her [riding] session even better than meeting with a counselor.”
- Parent of a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder
“I am passionate about teaching and truly believe Hugs for Horses is helping children improve their motor skills, coordination, social skills, cognitive disabilities and self-esteem. This is an incredible opportunity for my students.”
-Special Education teacher
“I am grateful to have the opportunity to help with Hugs for Horses Therapeutic Riding Program. It is so nice to spend an hour or so each week helping a special child...certainly makes my heart happy!’
- Hugs volunteer
"Realizing your daughter may have a disability is difficult….Thanks to the Hugs for Horses program, [we] were able to turn what we were seeing as a negative, into something positive….We are forever grateful for the Hugs for Horses program and cannot say enough good things about the workers, the facility and the animals that would capture what this program has really meant to [our daughter] and our family.”
- Parent of a child with disabilities
I feel like a KING!"
- Special needs rider
“I feel free. I can do anything.” - Rider with intellectual disabilities
Hugs for Horses Therapeutic Riding Program provides the healing power of horses to 65 children and adults with disabilities every week, all at no charge to the riders and their already overwhelmed families. We rely on donations to support this amazing program.