The Saddle Light Center is a non-profit organization that offers professional equine therapy to the disabled population of a wide range of ages in the San Antonio area to improve both their self-esteem and quality of life.

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Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide professional equestrian therapy for children, teenagers and adults with neurological, orthopedic, learning, emotional or other disabilities.

Our Horses

It takes a special type of horse to become a therapy horse. Not only does it need to be accustomed to many people nearby but it also must have excellent body movement.

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Matthew is a 24-year-old young man who was born with several mental and physical handicaps….this program has really helped him with balance and his self-esteem….about four years ago, his first horse was Poco. He learned how to get ready for his riding lesson, sit straight and tall while keeping his balance, give her commands, and dismount safely.  Later, he started riding Schooner and learning more challenging exercises.  He learned to walk in a straight line, in a circle, in a figure 8, and between poles. He began to add other things, such as the Frisbee toss, the bean [bag] toss, tossing rings on a pole, and to drop a letter in the mail box.  Matthew has gained so much confidence, he is now able to demonstrate what he has learned in front of crowds attending fundraisers for the program.  He feels like a real cowboy now.

Agnes M. Jurak, May 2013

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How Can YOU Help

All donations are Tax Deductible!


Volunteers provide critical assistance by spotting and side walking, horse handler, horse care & barn chores.

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Sponsor a Rider

Many of our riders depend on our scholarship program in order to help with the cost of our services.

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Sponsor a Horse

The cost of hay, feed, farrier, shavings and veterinarian care per year is approximately $2,885.00 per horse.

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Shop to Give

Parts of the proceeds from the online shopping that you were going to do anyways can be directed our way.

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Saddle Light Gift Shop

Handcrafted horseshoes, SLC caps, and shirts! Donate to our organization and get a token of our appreciation back!

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General Donations

Donate funds to us directly and we will put the gift to work where it is needed the most.

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Apply to be a
Saddle Light Rider

Do you or a loved one think that you can benefit from this type of therapy? There are some qualifications that must be reviewed in order to participate in the program. There is also funding assistance available to those in need through our scholarship program.

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