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.
Recent Blog Posts
Learn from the top thought leaders in the industry.
“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...
Kids & Horses is extremely grateful to our donors, for their continued effort to support our program. We have had two recent donations from the Southwest Gas Company and City National Bank! Without donors like them, our program wouldn’t be what it is today!...
Lexlin Gypsy Ranch is donating twenty Gypsy horses to twenty PATH accredited centers. Kids & Horses is one of the eighty centers in the running for one of these well-trained, young, and sound horses. Voting for the center begins today (April 15th), and will...