A little about us...
Each week riders come from throughout Santa Barbara County to interact with their 1,000 pound “therapist” in a safe and secure environment and achieve amazing goals. Our programs offer riders the opportunity to focus on what they can do, and the results are life changing. Our services are open to any person with special needs who can benefit from this therapeutic horsemanship.
Lessons consist of weekly classes during pre-defined sessions at our facility in Santa Barbara. Lessons are individually designed to suit each rider’s particular need, ability, stamina, and are consistent with predetermined goals that are established in conjunction with parents, teachers and caregivers.
Hearts provides group and private lessons, depending on the needs and preference of the rider. Group lessons will include students with similar abilities, goals, and experiences.
Students are enrolled at Hearts on an annual basis. Hearts provides 47 weeks of riding per year.
For more information about Therapeutic Riding, please call 805. 964.1519 or email Devon Sachey at: Devon@heartsriding.org.
Lesson Criteria:- Potential riders must be a minimum of four years old. All riders will be assessed initially and placed in the appropriate class based on their abilities.– Students should arrive fifteen minutes prior to their lesson time.– Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the duration of the lesson.– All students must wear long pants and closed-toed shoes, preferably with a heel.– ASTM-SEI riding helmets are provided and must be worn while riding.– Young siblings or friends are welcome as long as they are under the supervision of an adult.