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Harness the Healing Power of Horses

Horses for Healing

Equine Therapy & Research Center

Welcome to our site! By using both horse interaction and horseback riding, we help people of all ages and abilities overcome physical or mental challenges so they can live a more fulfilling life.


We’re located just south of Lincoln in Firth, Nebraska.

What is equitherapy?

Equitherapy uses the therapeutic qualities of horses to provide a holistic healing approach for individuals with physical, mental, emotional, social, developmental and spiritual needs.

Who is it for?

The short answer is: EVERYONE! For centuries, people have used equine-assisted therapy for healing. From children and adolescents to adults and seniors; equitherapy can be beneficial for nearly anyone.

How do I start?

We are always looking for new riders and volunteers. If you or a loved one would like to participate, please contact us; we would love to visit with you!


Benefits associated with equine-assisted therapy include:

Flexibility & stretching
Muscle & strength
Improved balance
Rhythm & coordination


Sensory stimulation
Memory & retention
Attention & alertness
Following instruction


Feeling of peace
Stress reduction
Empathy & affection
Mindfulness & perception


Communication skills
Sense of community
Trust & respect

When humans with unique needs meet horses with unique qualities—miracles can happen.

Horses for Healing; Equine Therapy and Research Center is a pending 501c3 non-profit with PATH accredited instructors.