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A 501(3)c non-profit organization formed in 2012 to rehabilitate neglected horses in Central Texas.

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Wine Tasting Trail Rides

Equine Rehabilitation Central Texas (ERCT)



We Need You

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.  Download our sponsorship form below.

About ERCT

Call all Military Veterans: 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 and leadership skills.

Sponsor a Horse

It's our mission to help rehabilitate neglected horses in Central Texas.  Many of the animals who come to us are in very poor condtion.  With special care and attention, we help these animals flourish and find a new purpose in life. 


Many of our rescues become lesson horses for our sister program - Hearts Therapeutic Riding. Check out our NEW Hearts site below!

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.  

Look for details for the next Wine Tasting Trail Ride to be held in the Spring 2021.

Big Heartfelt Thanks

to all of you that donated to our Amplify AUSTIN campaign.  We raised $7000!  And that should double with the match grant.  Thank you for supporting horses and riders!  

We are doing our part to contain the coronavirus.  

Meet our Newest Rescue!
Chester (pictured above) may look a little rough, but his sweet temperament has been a wonderful addition to our farm.  If you'd like to help this horse and the other horses on our farm, please consider a donation or volunteer your time.

Helping Horses in Need

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 Facebook:
www.facebook.com/equinerehabilitationcentraltexas