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.




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

Testimonials​​

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has earned PATH Premier Accreditation!


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"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!"

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. -->>



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.

Autism Speaks awards $5,000 for camp scholarships for those with autism. Look for our spring and summer schedule and contact Lisa Rivers for a scholarship application.

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!

Come To Our Open House!

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.

Starting Saturday July 13th from 10am - 2pm
& Every Second Saturday After That



Hearts Therapeutic Riding provides academic and social skills while developing physical strength and stamina, as well as reducing stress from trauma.


Hearts Therapeutic Riding is working toward becoming a PATH Premier Accredited Center.

Hearts Therapeutic Riding

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!

No Cost to
Veterans!

This is our newest rescued horse.  He is a 15 year old bay gelding pony.  We are voting on his new name now.


We will appreciate any and all donations of horse-quality coastal hay or alfalfa hay or monetary donations to help us pay for this little horse. Click on the Contact & Donations page to make
your online donation.

Thank you Parelli Foundation!


The Parelli Foundation awarded a grant for $2500 for Parelli training for the staff. This training has been going on all summer by instructor, Kerri April, 4 Star Parelli Professional.  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

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<<-- Learn More About Our
Sponsorship Program

Horses & Heroes 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.


Thanks to those that donated and sponsored our Halloween Bash!

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


Meet Our Newest Rescue

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!

He wants attention. So please come by to groom him and walk him around.

 Hearts Therapeutic Riding  

Now Enrolling!

Contact Lisa for More Info.

Horses and Yoga is Back!
Come join in the fun on June 17th at 7pm.
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! Click to View Flyer for Event

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