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“In riding a horse we borrow freedom.” Helen Thomson

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

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Who Benefits from participating in a therapeutic riding program?

Individuals with the following:

  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Head Injury
  • Depression
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Blindness
  • Stroke
  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Many other conditions as well

Veterans are welcome to participate as clients and/or volunteers.

Are you interested in participating in our program? We currently do not have a waiting list.

You are encouraged to come and observe a lesson and meet our horses and staff. Check the Riding Calendar for the dates and times that we are at the ranch.

How much does it cost to ride with Horses for Healing?

We strive to keep our fees as low as possible. Lessons are $60.00 each in a six-week session ($360 per session), with a break of one week in between each session.

How do I become a rider with Horses for Healing?

1. Click here to print application forms APPLICATION

You and your doctor will need to complete the application and release forms and mail them all together to:

Horses for Healing
PO Box 4839
Auburn, CA 95604

2. Our instructors will review the forms and then contact you to schedule an evaluation.

3. After your evaluation, we will create a customized riding program to assist with your unique needs.

4. We will then assign you a horse “therapist” and schedule a weekly riding time.

Can I try it out before I commit to the program?

Yes, you can find out if therapeutic riding will work for you or your child without a long term commitment. Ask us about an evaluation period of up to 2 weeks paying $60 per ride. You can then decide if you would like to commit to the full 6-week session or discontinue if it is not working for you.

How do I become a sponsor?

You can help sponsor a rider or horse by making a tax deductible donation today. Simply click on the button below to make a safe and secure donation through PayPal. Or visit the Support Our Program page for more donation options.