P.O. Box 391
Stilwell, KS 66085
Heartland Therapeutic Riding, Inc. is a 501c3
organization. Donations are tax-exempt.
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“The beauty and magic of the
partnership between a horse
and its rider has long been
celebrated as a symbol of
dynamic unity; an emotional
connection that helps heal and
At Heartland Therapeutic Riding (HTR) we know that a vital sense of
freedom is experienced when riding a horse. The horse’s rhythmic
movement and the rider’s response to the gait combine to form a symbiotic
partnership that creates a powerful opportunity to increase potential for
Because the horses are in sync with a rider’s slightest movement and
respond accordingly, the equines foster an incomparable level of teamwork
and a sense of accomplishment with their human charges.
Founded in 1977 and lead by a volunteer board of directors, Heartland
Therapeutic Riding is Kansas City’s first therapeutic riding program designed
to assist individuals with physical or cognitive disabilities, such as cerebral
palsy, spinal bifida, autism, development delay, Down Syndrome, emotional
disorders, sight and hearing impairments and neuromuscular and orthopedic
Welcome to Heartland Therapeutic Riding!
The mission of Heartland Therapeutic
Riding, Inc (HTR) is to serve children and
adults with disabilities and to improve
quality of life through equine-assisted
activities and therapies. We are committed
to changing lives, one ride at a time.