HALTER’s certified therapeutic horsemanship instructors, and equine specialists in mental health and learning, credentialed by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International, has provided equine-assisted services to children with challenges since 1987. Well-trained, dedicated volunteers and extraordinary horses round out the team. Verbal or nonverbal, walking with canes, arriving in wheelchairs, with visual or hearing impairments, experiencing emotional or cognitive difficulties with names like Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Developmental Delay, Attention-Deficit Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress, and rare genetic conditions, HALTER provides services when possible.
Research into the impacts of equine-assisted services is generating support for what HALTER has been doing for over 30 years- especially for people with autism, cerebral palsy, and PTSD. The service providers stay up to date with the latest research findings so that we can always be working to improve the effectiveness of what we do.
HALTER is a 501 (c)(3) organization that provides services with a dedicated corps of volunteers and public support.