Guiding Light

Some students who come to Hooves with Heart have experienced troubled relationships or instability in their past. Our programs are conducted in a safe and nurturing environment that allows participants to begin exploring new ways to build and maintain healthy relationships. Through their experience, some even come to view the world in a new way. Read on for one perspective.

Dear Staff and Volunteers,

This is my last day at Hooves with Heart.  I hope to come back soon and I hope with more youth. Today, I received a letter from one of my clients who said something really special about the relationship between humans and I want to share this with you.

“I remember when we went to the barn and they taught us to guide the horses. I thought I can’t do this because I don’t know how a person can guide a horse or any animal; but the animal needs someone for a guide. You guided my way and you showed to me the world is not bad in the way I always see. You showed to me the wonderful part of the world like we sometimes see with the horses.”

Thanks so much for doing this for youth. The dedication of each of you is very powerful and had a big impact for me. Thanks so much and continue with this!


Evelyn Salinas

Case Worker, Casa Uno, YouthCare Residence