Braveheart is a not for profit organization that provides therapeutic horseback riding lessons for people of all ages with mental, physical, emotional, social, behavioral, visual and hearing disabilities dedicated to developing independence and good mental, physical and social health through the healing power of horses.
Braveheart Therapeutic Riding Center is a 501(C)3 not-for-profit association offering horseback riding lessons to people with physical, emotional, mental and/or social difficulties. The Center began giving lessons in July, 1998 with 11 students ranging in age from 3 to 38. Individual lessons are provided to a wide range of riders encouraging them to learn more skills while having fun.
A Board of Directors leads the Braveheart Therapeutic Riding Center making decisions regarding every aspect of the program. The instructors, Board members and everyone else associated with Braveheart are all volunteers. Many people have spent countless hours volunteering or instructing the lessons during the spring, summer and fall sessions.
Braveheart began lessons at a "borrowed barn" with "borrowed horses" and "borrowed tack". We have been blessed through the years by the generosity of many people as we moved to several different barns. However, in August 2002, Braveheart began having lessons at our own barn with our own horses and our own tack. We continue to make improvements and enjoy our own home.