About Us

We’re dedicated to enhancing lives through transformative horsemanship experiences, fostering well-being and growth for individuals of all backgrounds.


Our Story

Improving everyday participant’s quality of life.

Rocking Horse Ranch Therapeutic Riding Program is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1991 to offer equine-assisted activities and therapy to children and adults with a variety of physical, cognitive, and psychological disabilities. The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International designates Rocking Horse Ranch as a Premier Accredited Center. Students who participate in the program come from Pitt County, as well as 13 surrounding counties across eastern North Carolina.

Rocking Horse Ranch a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Annual financial revenue and/or expense data (e.g. IRS Form 990, etc.) is available on Guidestar.org.

Our Vision

Empowering Lives, Unbridled Potential

Redefining Independence, Productivity, and Community Engagement.

“The staff at the Ranch are very compassionate and kind. They have shown me that they care about my needs and interests. I believe deeply that my life is much better since I began the program and I look forward to it every week. So very thankful!”

– Sara A., client

Our Mission

The mission of Rocking Horse Ranch Therapeutic Riding Program is to improve each participant’s quality of life so that they can become more independent, productive, and active members of the community.

  1. Unleashing Inner Strength: We envision Rocking Horse Ranch as a haven where participants uncover their latent strengths and resilience, transforming challenges into stepping stones towards self-sufficiency.

  2. Fostering Purposeful Progress: Our dream is to facilitate a journey that not only imparts horsemanship skills but empowers individuals to weave their newly gained confidence and skills into everyday life, nurturing productivity and purpose.

  3. Building Vibrant Communities: At Rocking Horse Ranch, we’re committed to cultivating a ripple effect of positive change. Our vision extends beyond our fences, seeing our participants emerge as vibrant contributors to the community, enriching the lives of those around them.

Come Ride With Us

As we ride together towards this vision, we remain steadfast in our commitment to catalyze personal growth, amplify self-worth, and harness the profound bond between humans and horses for a future of limitless possibilities.


Your Donations Propel the Healing Journey at Rocking Horse Ranch.”



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