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Physical Therapy ~ Occupational Therapy ~  Speech Therapy 

~ Adaptive Riding ~

Kids & Horses is a non-profit organization that serves children and adults with disabilities in Northern Nevada through the use of horses. Kids & Horses offers a variety of services, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy,  and adaptive riding lessons.

The center is Premier Accredited through the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl).

Physical Therapy

Lead by a licensed physical therapist who targets skills such as balance, strength and coordination

Occupational Therapy

Focuses treatments on fine motor, gross motor and/or sensory integration skills

Adaptive Therapy

Consists of weekly 30-minute horseback riding lessons tailored to students with special needs


HOME OF ACCEPTANCE, FUN, & LEARNING WITH HORSES!


  Our mission is to provide physical therapy, occupational therapy and adaptive riding to children and adults with disabilities.

Help buy the ranch for the kids

Talking to a Child about Illness in a Horse

Talking to a Child about Illness in a Horse By: Jane Sandwood They say that the one bad thing about horses is that they have a relatively short lifespan, and when children are involved, illness or loss of a beloved horse can be devastating. Of course, horse owners are...

Therapy in Progress

Sonora (age 6) with dyslexia began occupational therapy here on the ranch on 1/18/18. Sonora’s mother reported on 02/15/18 that a light bulb went off for Sonora and she is now reading full sentences. This was after 4 visits of occupational therapy, utilizing...

NV Energy Donates to Kids & Horses

   Thank you, NV Energy, for your donation of $6,300! Without out our generous donors, our program wouldn’t be what it is...

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...

Generous Donors Continue to Support Kids & Horses

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!...

Kids & Horses Gypsy Horse Opportunity

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...

Kids & Horses January 2017 Tidbits

Dear Friends of Kids & Horses, Greetings Everyone and a Happy New Year! Now that 2016 has come to a close, we’ve realized that it has been a very successful year for Kids & Horses. Here are some of our 2016 highlights:  We expanded our program from serving...

Kids & Horses, Inc. Now Offers Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy.

Kids & Horses Adds Therapy Clinic Kids & Horses, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides adaptive riding lessons, added therapy that utilizes equine movement (hippotherapy) as a treatment strategy to its offerings.  The Premiere Accredited Center of PATH...