Equine Rehabilitation Central Texas is 501(3)c non-profit
organization formed in June of 2012 to rehabilitate neglected horses.
Many healthy horses later, Hopeful Hearts Therapeutic Riding emerged
as these rehabilitated horses gained new purpose in serving children and adults with special needs and individuals recovering from trauma.
Hopeful Hearts 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.
ERCT received a grant for camp scholarships for youth with mental health disabilities. If you are interested in this scholarship, please contact us.
Leo, a recently rescued horse, healing after surgery.
Most of our horses were in very
poor condition when we acquired
them, but have flourished under care and attention, becoming excellent instruction horses.
Hopeful 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.
Texas Stars Foundation awards ERCT with funding to provide therapeutic riding for veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI.)
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.
Email us for our next volunteer orientation: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our summer Health and Horses Camps are filling up. If you are interested in more information, contact Jessica, our Program Director at email@example.com.
This is our newest rescued horse from
the Ark/La kill pen. He's a friendly, calm Belgian. He arrived skinny and sick and has already gained a couple hundred pounds. He's healthy now and he is an eating machine!
We will appreciate any and all donations of horse-quality coastal hay or alfalfa
hay or monetary donations to help us
pay for this big horse. Click on the
Contact & Donations page to make
your online donation.
ERCT Founder, Executive Director & Certified PATH Instructor, Lisa Rivers, with Jake.
Jonah wants attention. So please come by to groom him and walk him around.