Hearts Therapeutic Riding  

Now Enrolling!

Contact Lisa for More Info.

United Way sent 40 of their staff to volunteer at ERCT/Hearts to help us paint, stain, clean, and plant flower beds. 

Thank you for your giving nature to help horses and kids!


We Need You

Big News!  We have a New Scholarship Program Grant Provided by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas


Contact Lisa at lisarivers302@gmail.com for details.




Help Us Raise $5,000: DONATE BELOW


Horses and Yoga:

We are now doing yoga ON horseback!

Come join in the fun!
We are so excited for Gillian Brockett of Modo Yoga to return and teach an amazing yoga class at our farm! $25 - email gilesrjess@gmail.com for more info and to sign up!

ERCT Founder, Executive Director & Certified PATH Instructor, Lisa Rivers, with Jake.

Sponsor a Horse Today!

Hearts Therapeutic Riding was recently featured on KVUE ABC television.  Read the full article or check out the video below. Many thanks for the support! 

Check out this News Clip!

Veteran Program Grants

Come ride with us and experience the healing power of horses.  Horses show participants how to build trust, grow in self-confidence, reduce stress and develop communication skills. No Cost to Veterans. Learn more.


Veteran Scholarships

Contact the WWP Resource Center at 888-997-2586 or the local WWP, Inc office.  Ask for the PATH Intl Program Referral for Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies.  Referrals may take up to 7 days to process.

Meet Our Latest Rescue Horse!


Jupiter is an 18-hand Belgian who is our most recent rescued horse.  He's a gentle giant!  Jupiter is currently quarantined and in the process of getting well.

Come To Our Next Open House 3/14/20!

Join us for food and refreshment while you see what we do here at Hearts Therapeutic Riding Center.  Watch a lesson, chat with our people, and get involved with the community. Please reach out to Lisa at lisarivers302@gmail.com for more info. (Usually held every 2nd Sat. of
the month.)



Hearts Therapeutic Riding
has earned PATH Premier Accreditation!

What does this mean?  -  Accreditation is a voluntary process that recognizes PATH Intl. Centers that have met established industry standards. The accreditation process is a peer review system in which trained volunteers visit and review centers. A center that meets the accreditation requirements based on the administrative, facility, program and applicable special interest standards becomes a PATH Intl.  This status means we now have access to Wounded Warrior Scholarships. Any veteran interested in therapeutic horseback riding needs to  contact the WWP Resource Center at 888-997-2586 or the local WWP, Inc. office. Ask for the PATH Intl. Program Referral for Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies and request Hearts Therapeutic Riding in Leander. We would love to have you ride with us!

"My son has autism and his body changes at the ranch. He is relaxed, focused and balanced. It is easier for him to follow directions, make choices and verbalize when he is riding."


"I feel confidence from riding."


"My daughter with a developmental disability was scared of horses and donkeys. After her first ride, that fear disappeared. Since she has been riding, her speech and communication have exploded and her gross and fine motor skills have greatly improved. If I had one therapy for my daughter, it would be therapeutic riding."


"My son looks forward to riding. Riding has expanded his realm of interests and his language development has improved dramatically."


"The peaceful setting, gentle horses, hammock, friendly staff... all these put my child and me at ease."


"Hopeful Hearts has been a God-send for us!"


"My son has autism and his body changes at the ranch. He is relaxed, focused and balanced. It is easier for him to follow directions, make choices and verbalize when he is riding."


"I feel confidence from riding."


"My daughter with a developmental disability was scared of horses and donkeys. After her first ride, that fear disappeared. Since she has been riding, her speech and communication have exploded and her gross and fine motor skills have greatly improved. If I had one therapy for my daughter, it would be therapeutic riding."


"My son looks forward to riding. Riding has expanded his realm of interests and his language development has improved dramatically."


"The peaceful setting, gentle horses, hammock, friendly staff... all these put my child and me at ease."


"Hopeful Hearts has been a God-send for us!"


"My son has autism and his body changes at the ranch. He is relaxed, focused and balanced. It is easier for him to follow directions, make choices and verbalize when he is riding."


"I feel confidence from riding."


"My daughter with a developmental disability was scared of horses and donkeys. After her first ride, that fear disappeared. Since she has been riding, her speech and communication have exploded and her gross and fine motor skills have greatly improved. If I had one therapy for my daughter, it would be therapeutic riding."


"My son looks forward to riding. Riding has expanded his realm of interests and his language development has improved dramatically."


"The peaceful setting, gentle horses, hammock, friendly staff... all these put my child and me at ease."


"Hopeful Hearts has been a God-send for us!"


"My son has autism and his body changes at the ranch. He is relaxed, focused and balanced. It is easier for him to follow directions, make choices and verbalize when he is riding."


"I feel confidence from riding."


"My daughter with a developmental disability was scared of horses and donkeys. After her first ride, that fear disappeared. Since she has been riding, her speech and communication have exploded and her gross and fine motor skills have greatly improved. If I had one therapy for my daughter, it would be therapeutic riding."


"My son looks forward to riding. Riding has expanded his realm of interests and his language development has improved dramatically."


"The peaceful setting, gentle horses, hammock, friendly staff... all these put my child and me at ease."


"Hopeful Hearts has been a God-send for us!"


"My son has autism and his body changes at the ranch. He is relaxed, focused and balanced. It is easier for him to follow directions, make choices and verbalize when he is riding."


"I feel confidence from riding."


"My daughter with a developmental disability was scared of horses and donkeys. After her first ride, that fear disappeared. Since she has been riding, her speech and communication have exploded and her gross and fine motor skills have greatly improved. If I had one therapy for my daughter, it would be therapeutic riding."


"My son looks forward to riding. Riding has expanded his realm of interests and his language development has improved dramatically."


"The peaceful setting, gentle horses, hammock, friendly staff... all these put my child and me at ease."


"Hopeful Hearts has been a God-send for us!"


"My son has autism and his body changes at the ranch. He is relaxed, focused and balanced. It is easier for him to follow directions, make choices and verbalize when he is riding."


"I feel confidence from riding."


"My daughter with a developmental disability was scared of horses and donkeys. After her first ride, that fear disappeared. Since she has been riding, her speech and communication have exploded and her gross and fine motor skills have greatly improved. If I had one therapy for my daughter, it would be therapeutic riding."


"My son looks forward to riding. Riding has expanded his realm of interests and his language development has improved dramatically."


"The peaceful setting, gentle horses, hammock, friendly staff... all these put my child and me at ease."


"Hopeful Hearts has been a God-send for us!"


"My son has autism and his body changes at the ranch. He is relaxed, focused and balanced. It is easier for him to follow directions, make choices and verbalize when he is riding."


"I feel confidence from riding."


"My daughter with a developmental disability was scared of horses and donkeys. After her first ride, that fear disappeared. Since she has been riding, her speech and communication have exploded and her gross and fine motor skills have greatly improved. If I had one therapy for my daughter, it would be therapeutic riding."


"My son looks forward to riding. Riding has expanded his realm of interests and his language development has improved dramatically."


"The peaceful setting, gentle horses, hammock, friendly staff... all these put my child and me at ease."


"Hopeful Hearts has been a God-send for us!"


"My son has autism and his body changes at the ranch. He is relaxed, focused and balanced. It is easier for him to follow directions, make choices and verbalize when he is riding."


"I feel confidence from riding."


"My daughter with a developmental disability was scared of horses and donkeys. After her first ride, that fear disappeared. Since she has been riding, her speech and communication have exploded and her gross and fine motor skills have greatly improved. If I had one therapy for my daughter, it would be therapeutic riding."


"My son looks forward to riding. Riding has expanded his realm of interests and his language development has improved dramatically."


"The peaceful setting, gentle horses, hammock, friendly staff... all these put my child and me at ease."


"Hopeful Hearts has been a God-send for us!"

Testimonials​​

Thank you Parelli Foundation!


The Parelli Foundation awarded a grant for $1800 for Parelli training for the staff in 2020! The purpose for this training is to improve our relationships with our therapeutic riding horses, treat them with respect and improve our communication with our wonderful sentient horses. We need our horses to have a "want to" attitude instead of an "have to" attitude so that they will continue to provide the therapeutic service to our riders.  

Calling All Veterans!

Come Experience the Healing Power of Horses

Spread the News!

Hearts is Expanding to the Property Next Door!

It's amazing news, but we need your help.  After prepping the land for horses, we plan to build a larger
arena, barn, and add fencing. 

In order to help with horse care and costs, please consider sponsoring a horse today!


Sponsor your favorite horse and receive 1 FREE lesson per month. -->>

Help us raise money through the Amplify Austin: I Live Here, I Give Here fundraiser. A grant is made available to all animal service organizations that will match any and every donation.  So if we raise $5000 the grant will donate another $5000!

No Cost to
Veterans!

Thanks to those that donated and sponsored our Halloween Bash!

We have been able to build a beautiful shed row barn for our horses!

<<-- Learn More About Our
Sponsorship Program

Equine Rehabilitation Central Texas is 501(3)c non-profit 

organization formed in June of 2012 to rehabilitate neglected horses.
Many healthy horses later, Hearts Therapeutic Riding emerged
as these rehabilitated horses gained new purpose in serving children and adults with special needs and individuals recovering from trauma.


Hearts Therapeutic Riding provides therapeutic sessions and riding lessons weekly with the effort of several certified PATH instructors and volunteers.


In addition, we have provided horseback riding for Veterans' Night Out and conducted camps during summer and school holidays. We also offer frequent volunteer training for working with horses and students.


Horses & Heroes Program

A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available so that you can help make a difference.  Your donation will fund farrier visits, vet care, medicine, and feed.  Click the link below to learn more!

As a non-profit organization, we depend on volunteers to help care for horses, maintain the property and assist children with riding. We could not do it without our volunteers.


New volunteer orientations are held every month.  Email us for our next volunteer orientation: hopefulheartsvolunteers@gmail.com


For information on making a tax-deductible donation, please click HERE.

For current events and volunteer orientations, please follow us on Face Book:
www.facebook.com/equinerehabilitationcentraltexas