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Support Horses for Healing

Since 1997, Horses for Healing has offered therapeutic riding for children and adults with special needs. We are a volunteer-run organization and 100% of donations go to support our program.


Become a Rider

If you or someone you know could benefit from Horses for Healing, please consider referring them to our program. 

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We depend on our volunteers to keep our program running smoothly. The work may be hard but the rewards will be amazing!

Read our Success Stories

Learn how therapeutic horseback riding is benefiting riders both physically and emotionally.

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23 Apr


August 17, 2024 | 4:45 pm – 8:00 pm Auburn Elks Lodge 195 Pine Street, Auburn, CA ...

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24 Feb


Please join us for the 2024 Horses for Healing 9-Hole Golf Tournament at the beautiful ...

  • Joy-celin Paul
    Joy-celin Paul
    • Teacher

    My first day at Horses for Healing I found they could actually get my repaired and metal bones up a ramp and on a horse. Sitting there, surrounded by people holding me gently in place, I suddenly felt lighter than air, and the world suddenly appeared in full technicolor. I was actually back on a horse. Then as the volunteers carefully led that gentle beast forward, the rhythm of his walk set into motion a dance that my body had all but forgotten. That’s when my spirit broke free, filled me up and flooded out in the form of the happiest tears I had shed in years.

  • Anthony
    Anthony Rabak
    • Inspirational Writer

    I have Multiple Sclerosis. When looking to deal with symptoms associated with this condition I learned about therapeutic horse riding. Turns out horse riding is something beneficial when dealing with a disability. Enjoyable therapy sounded intriguing so I learned more. Why a horse? These gentle animals provide a unique multi-sensory means of therapy; the shape of their backs provides a perfect platform. Their pelvis is like ours in that it has a three-dimensional movement (up, down, and side to side).Their gait simulates our walking and the repetitive motion helps a rider improve muscle tone, strength, posture, flexibility and balance. A horse’s natural rhythm gently moves muscles and the spine.