Heartland Horses Equine Activities & Learning was founded in 1998 on the belief that riding horses in a safe yet challenging environment can significantly improve the lives of individuals who are physically, emotionally, or developmentally challenged.
This page is dedicated to the memory of our Founder & Friend Sandy Kuhn
Heartland Horses & Handicapped, Inc. was founded in 1998 on the vision and aspirations of Sandy Kuhn. She believed that by using horses to challenge perceived limitations of children and adults with disabilities that they would learn and grow, therefore improving their lives tremendously. Beginning with one horse and a handful of volunteers, sessions began in the local 4 H facility.
On Saturdays, parents and caregivers would bring their children to ride, groom, and interact with the horses.
Soon a couple horses were donated and the need to lease stalls, purchase equipment, and feed grew steadily higher. Riding sessions were now being held two days a week to accommodate the riders.