Hold Your Horses

Moving lives forward from trauma and disability with the help of a horse

Hold Your Horses offers equine assisted services in a private farm setting. We are dedicated to providing effective interventions that help clients achieve wellness and increase quality of life. Year round services are available with heated indoor and scenic outdoor facilities. A professional therapy team and trained equine partners provide opportunities for skill development both on and off the horse. Individuals with physical, cognitive or sensory impairments can benefit from the engaging treatment strategy of hippotherapy or equine facilitated psychotherapy.

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Therapy Services

Hold Your Horses offers equine assisted therapy services to help improve the lives of people with disabilities. We have clinicians trained in Hippotherapy and Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy that help create life changing outcomes for children and young adults.

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Restorative workshops

Hold Your Horses hosts Farm Day workshops throughout the year. These workshops are for caregivers and professionals looking to restore, reflect and return to their work with new awareness of the effects of compassion fatigue and secondary trauma.

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Volunteer

Hold Your Horses is abundantly grateful to its volunteers who make every day possible. We have a wide variety of ways you can help. Would you like to learn how you could make a difference by volunteering? Please read more about current volunteer opportunities.

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MEET OUR PEOPLE

Our team of clinicians and staff at Hold Your Horses are leaders in the field of equine assisted services. 

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Meet our Herd

Hold Your Horses maintains a herd of  therapy horses who work alongside our therapy team members

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HELP US GROW ROOTS

Please consider making a donation to Hold Your Horses. All donations help us grow roots in our forever home.

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HYH Video Library

Therapy Horse Retiring After More Than A Decade of Service

Please watch a recent TV interview about Lily and her service.

About Hold Your Horses

Please watch to learn more about Hold Your Horses.

Jenny's Story

Jenny served on the board of Hold Your Horses for 5 years and made an incredible impact on our organization. Before she joined the board she experienced the work of Hold Your Horses first hand. Watch her story.

With Gratitude from HYH

The story on finding our permanent home.

Thinking Out of the Barn

Equine therapy for sexually exploited youth.

HYH Blog

Director’s Note-Nearly Fall

Director’s Note-Nearly Fall

It feels like a storm with no water this summer. Challenging conditions rain down yet the grass stays crunchy beneath our feet. The ... read more

Director’s Note- Summer 2021

Director’s Note- Summer 2021

Are We There Yet? Riding out this last stretch (we hope) of the pandemic certainly feels similar to the common child call out from the read more

Director’s Note- Winter 2021

Director’s Note- Winter 2021

“Magic happens behind those barn doors” When a parent writes something like this I can honestly say that I read it more than once and ... read more

Farm magic? Read our winter newsletter.

Farm magic? Read our winter newsletter.

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Natalie’s Journey

Natalie’s Journey

Natalie has been riding with Janet at Hold Your Horses since she was four years old. Today was another amazing day at the barn as she ... read more

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

HYH is seeing Phase 2 clients who require minimal supervision for in-person sessions and also providing mental health and occupational therapy through telehealth. read more

The HYH Store is Now Open!

The HYH Store is Now Open!

HYH has a brand new store full of fun items featuring every member of our herd (and maybe a cat or two). read more

Board Members Wielding Chain Saws

Board Members Wielding Chain Saws

It’s not your average board member gig.  We have awesome board members that show up on the farm wielding chain saws!  Not only do ... read more

Psychotherapy with a Horse?

Psychotherapy with a Horse?

Children, teens and adults who have experienced trauma in their life or struggle with depression, anxiety, PTSD, attachment disorder, ... read more

Therapy on a Horse?

Therapy on a Horse?

Therapy on a Horse?It sounds unusual but in fact a variety of impairments can be addressed through movement and positioning on ... read more

Repurposing with Purpose

Repurposing with Purpose

Robotics team Captains Harley, from Chicken Bot Pie (Minnetonka HS) and Alex, from Stan (Break HS) combined efforts to construct this sensory garden at Hold Your Horses. read more

Education and Research at HYH

Education and Research at HYH

Hold Your Horses supports best practices in the field of equine assisted therapy.  We have collaborated on research with the Wilder read more

How to find us.

(763) 498-0007‬

5265 Woodland Trail
Greenfield, MN 55357

Hours: 7am - 7pm

[email protected]

Hold Your Horses is a MN non- profit improving quality of life for children with disabilities through individualized equine assisted therapies.

Hold Your Horses

5265 Woodland Trail, Loretto, MN 55357, USA

Lily Plop Bingo

Join us on October 3rd for Lily Plop Bingo online and watch the fun unfold (or plop) on your screen. This could be your year to pick the winning plop! Click here to get your tickets today!

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