HeidiTown Gives Back: Hearts & Horses, changing lives

This month’s recipient of HeidiTown Gives Back is near and dear to my heart. Many years ago, when I was a fairly new freelance writer, I had the opportunity to write about this Loveland-based nonprofit and I have been a fan ever since.

Hearts & Horses Logo

I believe in the healing power of animals, and so does Hearts & Horses. This therapeutic riding center, established in 1997, has grown over the years and today around 180 riders ride here each week.

Animals do not judge, they do not ask questions and they love unconditionally; Hearts & Horses harnesses this incredible nature of animals to make a difference in the lives of humans.

Hippotherapy at Hearts & Horses therapeutic riding center. HeidiTown.om
All photos courtesy of Hearts & Horses.

Hearts & Horses has programs for people with disabilities, veterans and at-risk youth. Their programs for adults and children with disabilities are well-established and success stories abound. Watch a beautiful video about this program here.

Changing Leads is their most recently added program and is directed towards at-risk youth through organizations such as Reflections for Youth, the Matthew’s House, etc. Watch a moving video about how Changing Leads is changing lives.

Changing Leads at-risk youth program at Hearts & Horses therapeutic riding center. HeidiTown.om

The Hearts & Horses for Heroes Program is for wounded service personnel and veterans. See a video of this program here.

Hearts & Horses Heroes Program. HeidiTown.com

There’s also an Alzheimer’s program and I warn you, the video may result in a few shed tears.

See a list of all programs and services at Hearts & Horses here.

A benefit for Hearts & Horses is being held on Saturday, May 2, 2015  in conjunction with the Kentucky Derby. KM2 Farms is hosting Derby Fest at Tony’s Bar & Rooftop in Fort Collins, Colorado from 2 to 6 p.m. Keeps tabs on the event by following Hearts & Horses on Facebook.

You can visit Hearts & Horses online at HeartsandHorses.org.

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