Cause Area

  • Animals
  • Children & Youth
  • Community


PO BOX 54ESOPUS, NY 12429 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

We make the healing power of being on and around horses accessible to people of all ages, abilities, and financial means.


Horses for a Change has been providing therapeutic riding opportunities for almost 20 years and finally became a 501(c)(3) organization in 2014. Most of the students in our program are on the autism spectrum, but we also have students with MS, cerebral palsy, PTSD and other issues. Our volunteers help by getting horses ready for lessons and by walking beside the rider or leading the horse. Safety is our number one priority, and volunteers help keep our students safe. Volunteers also get to know the students and to see the - near-miraculous in some cases - improvements in their physical, mental, and emotional being . It's incredibly rewarding to be a part of this! Horse experience is not required, but helps. We train our volunteers and ask only that they commit to at least a few hours a month of service.


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