At Hooves with Heart we sponsor youth into experiential programs inspired by the natural world and guided by values learned from human-animal interactions. Equine Life Solution’s professional horsemanship instructors facilitate lessons where the horse is the ultimate teacher. “Horsemanship to Leadership” is a specific program with special focus on teaching youth important life skills in a safe and respectful environment.  Programs are conducted on the grounds of beautiful Holly Farm, which provides the catalyst for self-discovery.

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Participants come to us from all walks of life and cultural backgrounds. Though their life experiences vary, they generally share a common desire to explore better ways of dealing with life’s everyday challenges. Youth are able to apply individually, through a family member, or may become involved through youth organizations such as Seattle’s YouthCare or Recovery Cafe.


Programs and sessions are available throughout the year rain or shine. Class size is limited to small groups of approximately 4 participants. Currently, we offer programming incorporating our diverse animals and natural surroundings: horses, chickens, goats, alpacas, llamas, miniature donkeys and gardening.

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