About

Wild Hearts Equine Therapeutic Center, Inc. was founded by Jessica Fry and is currently located at Hoppin’ Horse Farm near Seneca, SC just minutes off of the I-85 corridor. Also referred to as Wild Hearts Equine Therapy Center, we are a 501(c)(3) non-profit company and are recognized as a Registered Charitable organization with the State of South Carolina.

Through horses, people of all ages learn new skills that are uniquely provided by equine guides, including:

  • Boosting Confidence
  • Building Trust in Self and Others
  • Developing Empathy and Assertiveness
  • Mastering Emotional Awareness
  • Maintaining Impulse Control
  • Improving Problem Solving Skills
  • Growing Relationships

People with physical disabilities; emotional trauma and behavioral or social issues, such as at-risk youth; veterans with physical disabilities, PTSD or TBI; and victims of abuse have benefited. There’s no right or wrong – it’s just you and the horse, leading you down the path of true healing.

Having spent most of her life in the presence of a horse, founder Jessica Fry has developed a sense that few possess. Her passion for the loving, well mannered and tuned-in horses that she has trained, as well as her passion for helping people to grow are the cornerstones of Wild Hearts’ innovative and comprehensive equine-assisted therapy programs. Jessica is EAGALA certified.

Testimonial:

My daughter has learned to be patient, focused, tenacious and persistent while also trying to master her own emotions. Jessica is fun, easy going and levelheaded even during challenging situations…. Horses are great teachers. They are accepting, but honest in their interactions.

~ Jenn C, parent

The Center’s experienced team utilizes a variety of equine therapy models, including Equine Assisted Learning (EAL), EAGALA, and Hippotherapy.Tailoring sessions to each individual or team, the Center brings together an exceptional team of professionals with “tuned-in” horses to help clients on their journeys to wellness, happiness and fulfillment. Our unique therapy programs have a dramatic impact on people of all ages, helping them increase physical and emotional strength, while improving a variety of life skills.

Horse-guided programs aren’t the only form of therapy at Wild Hearts Equine Therapy Center. A warm breeze, serene view of the Blue Ridge Mountains and a menagerie of free-range dogs, goats, chickens and geese (and of course Ethel the pig) all come together to make the Center a special place for recovery, growth and success.