Heartland’s mission 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.
Who We Serve
Heartland serves individuals who have been diagnosed with physical, emotional, and/or cognitive disabilities. Each individual is evaluated before being accepted into a program and must have a physician’s written permission to participate. Heartland does not discriminate as to sex, creed, color, or ability to pay.
What We Do
Heartland provides equine-assisted activities and therapies. These activities and therapies utilize the interaction with a horse and/or the movement of a horse to promote physical, cognitive, and emotional growth.
Why We Do It
We believe that horses can play an important role in helping individuals reach their full potential. Riding and interacting with horses is fun and creates an opportunity for participants to improve their physical, cognitive and emotional well-being. We foster an environment where participants are motivated to reach new levels of courage and confidence.
How We Function
Our riding lessons are conducted by PATH Intl. certified therapeutic riding instructors; and our hippotherapy sessions are conducted by an occupational therapist certified by the American Hippotherapy Association. We operate with the assistance of over 100 volunteers each week along with approximately 16 well-trained horses.