About Hearts Santa Barbara


Our Mission

Since 1985, Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center (Hearts) has provided equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) to inspire, strengthen, and motivate children and adults with special needs in Santa Barbara County.

Since its inception, Hearts has helped thousands of children and adults achieve significant positive change. Hearts is a Premier Accredited Center certified by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH International), with three full-time and six part-time employees, and a herd of 17 specially-trained therapy horses. Along with a dedicated corps of 100 volunteers, Hearts offers year-round programming to 80-100 participants each week.

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Our work is made possible by our community of supporters. Please consider donating today.

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