What We Do


Our goal for each rider is to reach their maximum potential and independence. Each day, miracles occur: riders lost inside themselves start interacting with their special horses and volunteers… veterans with PTSD and severe anxiety immerse themselves in the care of their horses—often released from taking medication because of their ranch time. Riders with serious illnesses get stronger and more capable. Even people in the most severe emotional pain have reached out to their horses—to life—thanks to Horses with Heart.

Our Programs

Therapeutic Riding Lessons
Therapeutic Riding Lessons

For special needs riders ages 4 to 80+. One-hour TR lessons are given Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays from 9:00 am -4:30 pm in four 6-week sessions per year. One-hour group and private lessons led by certified instructors are offered at minimal cost.


For more info, contact Riding Director Jan Grise: hwhprograms@gmail.com or 928-308-1353.

Veterans & First Responders Program

For veterans/military service personnel and first responders, ages 18-80+. One-hour group and private lessons are offered on Tuesdays by a specially-certified instructor in four 6-week sessions per year. There is no cost to the riders. 


For more info, contact
Jan Grise: hwhprograms@gmail.com  or 928-308-1353.

Special Olympic Equestrian Team

For people with intellectual disabilities who wish to compete, ages 8-70+. Three 90-minute sessions are held each Saturday of our riding season; there are two sessions per year, each 10-12 weeks long. Head Coach Pam Berry is aided by Assistant Head Coach Karen Richert and additional coaches.


For more info, contact Pam:
 or 928-899-4759.

Silver Saddle


For anyone age 55+. One-hour group lessons, at a minimal cost, are offered by certified instructors in four 6-week sessions per year. 


For more info, contact
Jan Grise:
hwhprograms@gmail.com  or 928-308-1353.

Lives transformed: Rider stories.

Horses with H.E.A.R.T. , Inc., is a 501(c)(3) and a qualified Non-Profit for the Arizona Tax Credit Program. Consult your tax professional to see how your donation can cut your state tax bill and keep your dollars in Yavapai County.


©2021 Horses with H.E.A.R.T., Inc.  All Rights Reserved.                   

P.O. Box 2427, Chino Valley, AZ 86323

(928) 533-9178

Horses with Heart Ranch: 2705 South Hwy. 89, Chino Valley, Arizona