Horses for Healing

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A man with Down syndrome rides on a horse with four girls next to him
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What is Horses for Healing?

Horses for Healing is partnered with Maple Lake Academy in Spanish Fork, a residential facility for teens and young adults who struggle with verbal and nonverbal learning differences.  On Tuesdays from 2:30pm to 5:30pm Horses for Healing takes a group of 6-8 volunteers to help with the Equine Therapy Program.  Volunteers are each paired up with a student and their responsibilities include: supervising riding activities under the instruction of the Equine Therapist, helping timid or unsure students get their horse out of the paddock and tacked up, and helping cheer them on as they learn and grow.  Because of what we need to be able to do, we are looking for people that have experience working with and riding horses who would be comfortable in coaching and correcting students.  Occasionally, we participate in other service projects at the location for which all are welcome.

Program Directors: 

Program Directors

Cardon Porter

(435) 760-4832


Josie Johnson

​(385) 999-0133




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How do I get involved?

Please contact the program directors by email at or by the phone numbers listed in the sidebar for more information.  Please leave your name and number and we will get back to you as soon as possible.