Kids & Horses


Serving those with special needs in our community – Kids & Horses was founded in 1999 and is one of only two premier PATH certified therapeutic riding centers in Northern Nevada, an area where children and adults with special needs are under-served.


Education resource for the community – All members of the community are welcome to join us to visit or volunteer – providing an avenue to come together for fun, learning, growth, and to share our passion for our students, our horses and the outdoors.


Giving horses a second chance – Many special horses have been chosen as therapy horses and have advanced to this new, specialized career with Kids & Horses.


Kids & Horses delivers enormous value with modest financial resources. The organization’s founder, Sam Waldman, believed so strongly in the value of equine therapy that he established Kids & Horses with his own funds, at his own ranch.

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Recent Blog Posts

Learn from the top thought leaders in the industry.

Letting Kids with ADHD Take the Reins

Letting Kids with ADHD Take the Reins By: Jane Sandwood ADHD isn’t easy to deal with, for kids or their parents, but it’s a fairly common condition that many families face. Approximately 6.4 million American children, or around 11% of the population between the ages...

“Benefits of Hippotherapy” by the American Hippotherapy Association ( What exactly is Hippotherapy? Click here to learn more. ) The Principles of Hippotherapy The horse’s movement promotes active responses in the patient. Variations in the horse’s...

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