Horses Help Heal the Hurt

“Thank you for the horse riding! It helped me forget about my parents”
…Hearts ~Rodrigo

“When I rode the horse all the problems went away because I was having so much
fun. The horses are really sweet and calm”

“I want to go again my favorite horse is Rocky. I want to go again. I learned a
lot of stuff I had a good time” ~Alex

About Us

For twenty years we have been successfully organizing and creating summer horse camps for at risk children, working with other local agencies to provide a uniquely healing and transformational experience for hundreds of these children.

We are a non profit organization that since 1998 has been dedicated to combining the healing power of horses and the kindness of strangers to help our most vulnerable children. More recently, we have added after school EFL (Equine Facilitated Learning) programs for these same children.

Summer Horse Camps

The children we serve need your help. They are part of our community, but their hurt is often not seen. The kindness of strangers and the connection with a horse, help heal the hurt.

Summer horse camps are a collaborative event, reflecting the long-standing commitment of three Santa Barbara organizations to provide at-risk children with opportunities they otherwise might not have.

The Santa Barbara Youth Project partners with local, well-established, and respected organizations such as C.A.L.M., Hearts Therapeutic Riding, Fighting Back and MISC in serving the community.

The Santa Barbara Youth Project has been designated by the IRS as a non-profit organization. We are supported entirely by donations from the general public and private foundations. We’ve always collaborated with other non-profit agencies.





1531 Chapala Street Suite 2 Santa Barbara, CA 93101