What We Do

Our mission is to strengthen our community by developing healthy, resilient individuals through animal-assisted education and personal growth, with special attention to at-risk youth.

Animals as Natural Therapy empowers individuals to build honest, mutually-respectful relationships with our animal partners through experiential education and equine-facilitated programs.

Our work is based on the knowledge that animals can reach a place in the human heart that other approaches may not. Many of those we serve are struggling with trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, PTSD, anger & behavior management, and other challenges affecting their daily lives.

Since 1999, Animals as Natural Therapy has helped thousands of youth and adults find healing through horses. We are proud to serve youth, veterans, and elders in our community. Find out how you can Support Our Mission.


Animals As Natural Therapy is a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center


Why Horses

Hear from ANT Executive Director Sonja Wingard about our herd of therapy horses and why they make such incredible teachers.