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Equine-Assisted Therapy 

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Can Do Kids offers Pediatric Physical and Occupational Therapy services with the aid of horses through our Hippotherapy Program. This program is best suited for kids who need to acquire, rebuild and develop skills that lead to a life of greater independence and happiness.

  • Ages: 24 months+ through 21 years of age.

  • This program only meets Monday and Wednesdays.

  • Most major insurances are accepted.

  • Private Pay Accepted

Contact: Can Do Kids by Phone at 423-476-7212


Location: 200 Natures Trl, McDonald, Tennessee  37353 off exit 20


The goal at Mending Arrow Ranch is to provide a safe haven for our students. Each child has to deal with their own set of unique challenges. Their staff wants to give these children a way to experience healing and personal growth through the interactions with their horses. All sessions are private – one-on-one with an instructor. This way every lesson is adapted to each child’s individual’s needs. Their sessions are also provided free of charge to all clients.

Programs include:

  • Dream Catchers - for kids ages 2 to 6

  • LEAP - pairs young ladies with horses for a 90-minute session

  • Brave One - for individuals with special needs, including autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Epilepsy, TBI, and others.

Phone: (423) 305-5586

Address: 627 Red Clay Road, SW, Cleveland, Tennessee


Scenic City Equestrian Center is focused on educating riders and improving rider’s skills. Their staff strive to train the horse enthusiast to learn proper safety measures and learn the basics of horseback riding. Their goal is to expand the rider’s knowledge so that anywhere they go they will exhibit proper horsemanship skills.

Riders have the opportunity to experience English riding, western riding, vaulting and eventing.  Therapeutic riding is also available with PATH certified instructors.

Location: 981 Wooten Road, Ringgold, GA 30736

Website: sceniccityequestrian,com


​Solia Farm offers equine-assisted psychotherapy (EAP) using our H.O.R.S.E.S outline,

Hope for healing
Opportunity to process
Resources to restore
Simple approach
Exercised safely
Skills to succeed
EAP is the only therapy that uses natural horse and herd behavior as a model for human mental health. 

We partner with local licensed mental health providers. The powerful team of licensed provider, Certified EAP specialist, horse, and client brings an experiential therapy unlike any other.

Location: 4407 Clonts Rd. Apison, TN 37302


Phone: 423-207-2409

Contact Person: Kristyn Fabela

Freedom Ranch has SpiritHorse Certified Equine-Assisted Healthcare Instructors, as well as  certified O.K. Corral Series Instructors specializing in Equine Assisted Learning and is a licensed SpiritHorse Therapeutic Riding facility, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.


Our philosophy is “To Assist Each Individual in Reaching Their Full Potential through Interaction with Horses and Nature, while sharing God’s love. Together we can make a difference”.  All sessions are “one on one” with an Instructor. Freedom Ranch provides services for any age individual with mental or physical developmental disabilities, social or other behavioral. disorders, youth at risk, veterans, eating disorders and addiction. They have year-round Riding and Equine Therapy programs, 4 weeks summer day camp, and socials throughout the year for SpiritHorse Riders.


The ranch is located on 63+ tranquil, healing acres just 5 minutes from I-75 South; Exit 341/Tunnel Hill-Varnell, GA. 

Contact: Ginger Brown

Phone: 423-421-3205


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The Reinbow Rehabilitation Hippotherapy program utilizes the movement of the horse as a treatment strategy for patients to address their individual impairments, functional limitations, and other disabilities. Hippotherapy can improve balance, coordination, strength, sensory integration, motor planning, range of motion, gait, communication and many other impairments.

Contact: Tara Yelliott, PT, DPT at 540-336-6017 or

Contact: Denise Lineberry,  Program Director: 423-399-2517,


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