Rider receiving speech therapy on horseback.

Welcome to Young Hearts Therapeutic Riding

Our Mission

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.

Instructor Kristin with two riders after their ride.
Instructor Kristin with two riders after their ride.

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Friends showing their art projects at a Young Hearts event.
Friends showing their art projects at a Young Hearts event.

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Carrying grain buckets.
Carrying grain buckets.

A Young Hearts participant carries colorful grain buckets to horse pastures as he helps with horse chores.

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Instructor Kristin with two riders after their ride.
Instructor Kristin with two riders after their ride.

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Young Hearts riders grooming their horses before a ride.
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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

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)

Logo for PATH International. Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship
Halloween 2022
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