Equine Assisted Activities & Therapies

Sharing the American Quarter Horse’s ability to provide freedom and empowerment to individuals in need.

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Being horseback changes you; it makes you braver, stronger and it gives you freedom. For people with emotional and physical needs, being horseback is life changing. Providing freedom and empowerment, the horse is widely recognized as a powerful tool in therapy.

Since 2002, the Foundation has been on a journey to help ensure special-needs individuals experience the freedom and life-changing benefits that come from being horse back. The equine assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) industry is growing rapidly as therapists and medical professionals are gaining awareness of the powerful benefits that come from riding and working with our horse. The American Quarter Horse Foundation is dedicated to facilitating opportunities for individuals in need and being responsive to the growing industry.


2022 America's Horse Cares Grant Recipients 

2021 America's Horse Cares Grant Recipients 

2020 America's Horse Cares Grant Recipients 

2019 America's Horse Cares Grant Recipients 

2018 America's Horse Cares Grant Recipients

Join us in helping our horse help the people who need him most.


To learn more about the impact that Equine Assisted Activities & Therapies have on those who need the horse, watch this video about Emma, a young girl whose life has been impacted by a horse at Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center. This video is a part of our "This is Who We Are" video series.

AQHF Equine Assisted Activities & Therapies- This is Who We Are