Therapeutic Riding and Animal Assisted Therapy

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Therapeutic Riding and Animal Assisted Therapy

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Enabling a special form of assistance to individuals and groups seeking ways to integrate animals in activities that promote growth in all areas of physical, emotional and cognitive development.

Cheerful Hearts is a PATH Intl. member center.  Our purpose is to provide persons with physical, cognitive, psycho-social and emotional disabilities as well as those being impacted by potentially life altering illness or injury the opportunity to experience the power of
  the human/animal bond through therapeutic intervention in order to promote improved health and wellness.  

       Cheerful Hearts is dedicated to training, research, and education in this emerging field of Recreational Therapy.


"Where Joy Blooms"

​​Located in Santa Fe, Texas, just south of League City and north of Galveston, Cheerful Hearts offers therapeutic riding lessons in English or Western as well as adaptive methods at our barn. We also will travel to your facility to participate in AAT, AAE, or AAA with our miniature horses and therapy animals  
Our goal is to provide a safe, enjoyable riding session or animal assisted intervention with therapeutic benefits, while never leaving out the fun.