Building Dreams

Stable Hands

 Introducing our 20th Anniversary LogoSN FINAL color

Thank you Kim Presley!!

 Spring is knocking on the door!

…and we know what that means. The start of another year for Stable Hands. But this is not just any ol’ year for us.  2016 marks our 20th Anniversary. It was 20 years ago when a group of dedicated and compassionate people got together and formulated what today is Stable Hands. What a wonderful ride it has been and will be for many years to come. It’s a moment to celebrate the possibility of providing equine assisted activities and therapy to people with disabilities in our community and turning that possibility into a reality.


New Volunteers learn sidewalking techniques and how to safely dismount a client if needed when not near a mounting ramp.

As such, our calendar is set, volunteer recertification for returning volunteers and training for new volunteers is completed  and the start of operations is on the near horizon. Wednesday March 30 marks the start of our Veterans program and our “equine assisted activities and therapy” starts April 5 and April 7. Both operate for eight weeks.

Contact has been made to our riders but if you know of a child or adult living with a disability, please get in touch with us. Visit our Applications and Forms, Client Information   page to download the forms or call us at 530.842.3082 for information.

Thanks again for all for your help and support in 2015. I hope to see you at the Ranch!

Jay Perkins, Executive Director

 Hearts, Hands & Horses Building Dreams, Changing Lives

At Stable Hands, our program  consists of two 8-week sessions in the Spring and Fall, and one 4-week session with two-hour lessons in the Summer. We serve  40 — 60 clients with private and group sessions. We annually train  from 40 to 50 or more volunteers who are the backbone of our organization. These dedicated community members serve at least 1/2 day per week fulfilling numerous roles. We raise money to support the majority of our program costs through the generosity of individuals, businesses, service groups and foundations.

“I Know a Place”


know a place that changes lives
Hands them the reins and freedom to fly
Riding atop gentle giants
Who care nothing more than to please their clients
Everyone leaves with a smile and warm heart
Horses fix things that have fallen apart
No matter how broken a person may be
Stable Hands has the power to set them all free

Written by Marie Potter and Meg Johnson[clear]