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.
Hopeful Hearts Therapeutic Riding provides academic and social skills while developing physical strength and stamina, as well as reducing stress from trauma.
Texas Stars Foundation awards ERCT with funding to provide therapeutic riding for veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI.)
Leo, the newest rescued horse, healing after surgery. People and horses helping each other.
ERCT Founder, Executive Director & Certified PATH Instructor, Lisa Rivers, with Jake.
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