Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center
4420 Calle Real
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
PO Box 30662
Santa Barbara, CA 93130
Profile Last Updated March 30, 2021
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Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
Since 1985, Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center’s mission has been to provide equine-assisted activities and therapies to inspire, strengthen, and motivate people of all ages and capabilities. As a Premier Accredited Center certified by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.), Hearts uses effective equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) to help individuals who live with chronic and profound physical, cognitive, behavioral, or emotional challenges to achieve dramatic improvements in things like mobility, core strength, balance, speech, focus, communication, and overall well-being. With a staff of 3 full-time and ten part-time employees, a dedicated corps of 110 volunteers, and 18 specially-trained therapy horses, Hearts offers year-round programs including a mounted program for children and adults, an unmounted program for at-risk or special needs youth, a Veterans program, and summer camps for both non-disabled and special needs children.
Our organization conducts Equine Assisted Services in accordance with the EQUUS Foundation Guidelines on Qualifications of Organizations Conducting Equine Assisted Services (EAS)
and the *Optimal Terminology Summit For Services That Incorporate Horses To Benefit People Report
. *For additional information, click here
Our organization provides community outreach and/or public education programs involving horses.