Wild Hearts Equine Therapeutic Center, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit company that cultivates powerful connections between people and horses through innovative and customized equine-assisted learning and therapeutic riding programs based on Hippotherapy and Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) principles. Our programs offer low or no-cost assistance to those with physical disabilities, people dealing with emotional trauma, behavioral or social issues, at-risk youth and victims of abuse, as well as Active Duty Military personnel and Veterans.
Located in beautiful Oconee County in Upstate South Carolina, our mission is to provide a safe and compassionate environment that fosters physical, emotional and behavioral growth utilizing programs that enrich the quality of life for people of all ages. Every day, we are amazed by the tangible, heart-warming results that come from the powerful guidance that horses provide.
There is widespread recognition within the medical and educational communities and a wealth of research studies from around the globe that confirm the benefits of equine-assisted programs. Being open and listening to the horse activates life-changing bonds of trust and helps forge better relationships. Results from equine-assisted learning and therapy programs are tangible; sometimes results come from simply being in the presence of a horse’s unconditional acceptance and innate sensitivity.
I realized that this huge animal in front of me was experiencing the same feelings I was…. He let his guard down and let me in and in doing so I realized that in those couple of hours I had done the same…. I walked away relaxed and truly amazed at the whole experience. I would recommend this therapy to any and all veterans. ~ Derrick P, veteran
Wild Hearts is unique in that we choose to utilize the services of rescued and rehabilitated horses who need a job. Our rescued horses help to rescue the people in our programs. The kids, adults and veterans help our horses by giving them a job and, sometimes, by providing them with the opportunity to be adopted to their forever home.
From the moment you arrive at Wild Hearts Equine Therapy Center, you’ll know that you’ve come to a place like no other. A place of endless possibilities. A place where people thrive. You can make a difference in the life of a disabled person in our local community! Imagine the smile you can bring to their face! Donate by mail or via PayPal. Better yet, just visit us in person. We’d love to show you around! Donate now!