Ability above disability

Learning through growth and development



Relationship Building


HALTER embraces a One Health approach: with the goal of achieving optimal health outcomes recognizing the interconnection between people, animals, plants, and their shared environment.

Our Goals

  • Continue to provide and expand equine-assisted activities that enhance the quality of life of our children with challenges and meet the needs of our community.
  • Maintain a safe, caring, diverse, and inclusive environment
  • Maintain a staff of qualified and certified/ registered professionals
  • Continue to provide and improve appropriate training and an encouraging atmosphere for volunteers
  • Maintain healthy and well-trained horses
  • Maintain being financially stable and increase our resources
  • HALTER will continually embrace being a Learning Organization

Why Choose HALTER

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 improves the lives of children with challenges through equine assisted services, education and research.

Contact us with any questions you may have.