Welcome to Young Hearts Therapeutic Riding
Young Hearts Therapeutic Riding is dedicated to providing individualized therapy for riders of all ages and abilities through powerful equine connections.
Young Hearts Therapeutic Riding is a place where individuals of all ages and abilities can work to strengthen their physical, emotional, cognitive, and social skills through connection with horses.
We are certified for riders with special needs, but offer classes, activities, and events for fully independent riders as well. We currently serve dozens of clients from the local area and have a staff of multiple full-time therapy horses and trained volunteers.
A Young Hearts participant carries colorful grain buckets to horse pastures as he helps with horse chores.
We meet our clients where they are!
Our services include:
Personalized lessons in private or group settings
Speech integrated lessons for speech and language development
Instruction on riding skills and horsemanship
Ground work including haltering, grooming, tacking, and feeding
Educational games and activities
Assistance from trained volunteers
All-day events and camps for riders and their families
Interested in becoming a participant? Please fill out the New Client Packet.
After you have printed and completed the forms, please email to schedule the initial evaluation. This evaluation is a 20-30 minute session where you will meet the instructor, visit the facilities, and discuss additional goals. Lessons can not be scheduled until after the initial evaluation has been completed and all paperwork is returned in hard copy.
We are located on 5 acres in beautiful Lake Tapps, Washington. Our facility has both indoor and outdoor arenas with stalls, paddocks and pastures for our horses. All lessons are led by a certified instructor from the PATH program. (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship)