What Does "Hopeful Hearts" Do?


Hopeful Hearts Therapeutic Riding provides safe, fun instruction with horses, both on horseback and on the ground, with numerous volunteers and PATH certified instructors.


What is PATH?


The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International promotes safety and optimal outcomes in equine-assisted activities and therapies for individuals with special needs.

PATH is a global authority, resource and advocate for equine-assisted activities and therapies and the equines in this work that inspire and enrich the human spirit, with more than 850 member centers and nearly 7,600 individual members in countries all over the world, who help and support more than 54,000 men, women and children with special needs each year through a variety of equine-assisted activities and therapies programs.


What Are Some Conditions Known To Improve Through Horseback Therapy?


  • ADD or other hyperactive disorders
  • Developmental delay
  • Emotional, behavioral, challenges
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Substance abuse
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Visual/speech impairment
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder


This is only a partial list. Please ask if you would like additional information.

What Can I Expect from "Hopeful Hearts" Instruction?


Horseback therapy promotes core strength, fine motor control, speech development, social and coping skills. The improvements are sometimes gradual, other times surprisingly swift, but always incredibly exciting.


An evaluation by a PATH instructor is conducted to determine ability and lesson possibilities, followed by consultation with the parent or adult student. Lessons will be scheduled, planned and conducted with instructors and, if considered necessary, volunteers to assist the student and instructor. As goals are achieved, new ones will be set. 


Please see testimonials from parents on the Home page for more insight.

LESSON PAYMENTS


THROUGH PAYPAL


  • Click the PayPal button.
  • In the box that says, “Their email”, enter lisa.rivers302@gmail.com
  • Enter dollar amount.
  • Click “Goods or services”​.
  • Then follow the PayPal instructions.


BY CHECK

Please make payable to "Hopeful Hearts" and give to your instructor or mail to 12400 Wire Rd., Leander, TX 78641.