Equine Therapy

Hooves for the Heart
                                                     Healing hearts, one hoofbeat at a time.

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About Us

The wind of heaven is that which blows between a horse's ears. Author Unknown

Terena Thomas Hippotherapy

Terena Thomas is the founder of Hooves for the Heart, LLC and has been successfully using horse interventions to help heal emotionally disturbed children since 1988. Her specialized skills in dealing with high risk and violent children have enabled her to design the powerfully effective riding program It's Not Just Horsing Around with Defiant Kids! DVD Set.

Terena is a Certified Equine Interaction Professional by the Certification Board of Equine Interaction Professionals. Curiculum Vitae

Terena has combined her equine partners with high-risk children over 25 years ago. She has created a specialized program for her troubled foster siblings, and authored, It’s Not Just Horsing Around With Defiant Kids.  She holds a BS in Psychology from University of Colorado.  She believes we can make a difference with these tough kids and created this dynamic program to make it happen. 

2010- Present       Active Division of Wildlife Volunteer
2011 -2012           Therapy Dog International Evaluator #1136
2011- Present       Eagle County Community Animal Response Team Member
2011- Present       PATH certified equine Specialist Mental Health & Learning
2011- Present       Certified Horsemanship Association Level 2: Trail, English & Western
2012- Present       Therapy Dogs Incorporated registered handler with 1 therapy dog
2012- Present       Therapy Dogs Incorporated Tester/ Observer


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Terena Thomas, CEIP-ED
Head Instructor

Hooves for the Heart, LLC  
A PATH International Riding Program
14503 Colorado River Road
Gypsum, CO 81637

Fax: 970.524.4114

Warning: Under Colorado law, an equine professional is not liable for an injury to or the death of a participant in equine related
activities resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities, pursuant to section 13-21-119, Colorado Revised Statutes.
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