The Hoofbeat Newsletter

The Hoofbeat | September 2021

By DeeDee Conrad on Sep 30, 2021 at 10:45 AM in The Hoofbeat Newsletter

September 22nd marked the Autumn Equinox, and with that, the transition into a period of transformation. In many ways, fall represents the end of things: summer is over, and days become shorter. But it can also signal new beginnings. 


The Hoofbeat | August 2021

By DeeDee Conrad on Aug 30, 2021 at 10:42 AM in The Hoofbeat Newsletter

Hearts continues to remain closed for its facility move. We aim to have lessons back up and running by the beginning of October. 


The Hoofbeat | July 2021

By DeeDee Conrad on Jul 31, 2021 at 10:50 AM in The Hoofbeat Newsletter

We want to welcome Murray Neale to the Hearts staff! Murray joins Hearts as a Therapeutic Riding Instructor and will be teaching on Friday afternoons. 


The Hoofbeat | June 2021

By DeeDee Conrad on Jun 30, 2021 at 03:46 PM in The Hoofbeat Newsletter

Summer Camp at Hearts offers a safe and integrated horse and ranch experience for children ages 6-10, with or without special needs. General registration runs through Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation. This year, all of Hearts' camp sessions sold out in 2 hours!


The Hoofbeat | May 2021

By DeeDee Conrad on May 31, 2021 at 03:15 PM in The Hoofbeat Newsletter

The month of May is Mental Health Month. Each year, the National Association of Mental Health releases a theme addressing the country's mental health issues. "Tools 2 Thrive" is this year's theme, chosen to recognize the anxiety shared by most people regarding our world pandemic.


The Hoofbeat | April 2021

By DeeDee Conrad on Apr 30, 2021 at 03:13 PM in The Hoofbeat Newsletter

These success stories represent just a few of the many inspiring transformations that Hearts is lucky to witness every day. We want to ensure that we can continue providing these life-changing programs in the future, and to do that, we need your help.


The Hoofbeat | March 2021

By DeeDee Conrad on Mar 31, 2021 at 03:11 PM in The Hoofbeat Newsletter

Animal assisted therapy (AAT), including the use of equines, can significantly improve the social behaviour and communication skills of patients suffering from brain injuries, a study has found.


The Hoofbeat | February 2021

By DeeDee Conrad on Feb 28, 2021 at 03:08 PM in The Hoofbeat Newsletter

Kiz Richter is joining Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center as the new volunteer coordinator. Our current volunteer program manager, Sarah, is moving out of the area. Sarah has done some fantastic work here at Hearts, and we wish her all the best on her new adventures!


The Hoofbeat | January 2021

By DeeDee Conrad on Jan 31, 2021 at 03:04 PM in The Hoofbeat Newsletter

Howdy All, I want to say thank you to our donors (individual and corporate), our grantors, our volunteers, and staff that together made it possible for Hearts to ride out the pandemic in 2020 and give us a healthy start to 2021.


The Hoofbeat | December 2020

By DeeDee Conrad on Dec 31, 2020 at 02:59 PM in The Hoofbeat Newsletter

On behalf of the staff and herd of Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center, THANK YOU for the outpouring of support we have received this year. While this year was not short of challenges, Hearts remains open and active because of you.


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