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Changing Lives

“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 energize.”

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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.

Welcome to Heartland Therapeutic Riding

Each week, 75 participants from around the Kansas City area attend HTR to ride and achieve goals they once only dreamed about attaining. Therapeutic riding provides a sense of freedom and mobility to our participants that’s rarely experienced elsewhere in their lives. The horses introduce our participants to a new world, a world that’s full possibilities and hope!

Our participants live with physical, emotional and/or intellectual challenges. Some of their disabilities are clear and evident to the eye, but some are not. Participants make physical and emotional strides during their lessons that are taught by instructors who are focused on what they can accomplish, not on their limitations. The results are remarkable!

HTR has been in operation since 1978, making it the most established non-profit, therapeutic riding centers in the Kansas City area. We are recognized as a Premier Accredited Center by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.).  All of our instructors are PATH certified ensuring our program’s quality and safety.

Upcoming Events

Ice Cream Social

August 15, 2019

Beginning of Fall Session

August 19, 2019

Tux ‘n’ Boots

April 17, 2020