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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The Saddle Light Center has been a godsend for us. Our grandson has been adopted by us. He was physically, socially and emotionally delayed. His Physical Therapist suggested we look into horse therapy to see if a different type of therapy would help him break through where she had not. She told us about Saddle Light.  Miss Kerstin evaluated him and we began therapy once a week about 4 years ago. When he began he had very poor core muscle control, severely speech delayed, he was painfully shy and had many sensory issues. … The first time he rode he had to have a side walker on both sides. 10 minutes would wear him out to the point he was asleep before we got home and remained asleep for 2+ hours on average. He had to be constantly reminded to sit up straight and required a western saddle for extra support. …  Here we are four years later and he is a jabber box at horse therapy. He was able to gain such good control of his core muscles that he moved to an English saddle about 18 months after he began. He rarely has to be reminded to sit up straight in the saddle, he talks, he can balance standing up in the saddle…handle balls with odd textures that he couldn’t tolerate off the horse. He plays and jokes with [Kerstin] now. His Dr. and other therapists are especially pleased with the breakthroughs.

Karen D. Bettis, Universal City, Texas, 4/18/13

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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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