Making Forward Strides

Our Mission:  

To facilitate a positive and non-judgmental environment for participants and their families. Stockhands is a place where human and animal relationships can flourish through effective and creative equine assisted therapeutic services. 

Ring in the Holidays with us!

Join Santa and Mrs. Claus and all their elf helpers at Stockhands!  You might even catch a glimpse of THE GRINCH!  

Saturday, December 2rd, 11am to 3pm

Admission is $5 per child, 2yrs old and under free!

• Photo with Santa - $5 (free to active military families)

• Pony rides (obstacle course) for children - $5

• Holiday themed crafts for the kids

• Concessions for sale, handcrafted artwork for sale

Tickets can be purchased  HERE

The Equine Experience

Interacting with horses can lead people to find confidence, peace, control, a mental and emotional calm, energy; understanding, purpose, pride, and all the things that can be forgotten when dealing with a mental, physical, or emotional disability or challenge. 

This experience of rediscovery is happening throughout the country in many therapeutic riding programs. Its success is evident in those who are part of or have completed therapeutic riding programs. Because horseback riding is physically; mentally and emotionally taxing, it presents as the perfect opportunity and venue. 

The energy and connection between horse and partner is intense and unable to be recreated; it is infectious due to the horses’ loyalty, strength, lack of judgment, and caring. 

Stockhands Horses for Healing3788 Olentangy River RoadDelaware, OH 43015Phone: 740-834-9774 
For info about lessons, email For info about volunteering, email volunteers@stockhands.orgFor info about fundraising and events, email