The mission of Kids & Horses is to provide safe and educational equine-assisted therapeutic riding to children and adults with disabilities.
Welcome to Kids & Horses, home of acceptance, fun and learning with HORSES!
Kids & Horses was founded in 1999 and is the only premiere PATH certified therapeutic riding center in Northern Nevada, an area where special needs children and adults are under-served.
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.
Many special horses have enjoyed a second chance with Kids & Horses when age, injury, or other circumstances necessitated a change in career.
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. Approximately 70% of the students in the Kids & Horses program are on scholarship. Students that can pay only pay a 1/4 the cost (or $25 a lesson) to the program because of generous donors, foundations and fundraisers.