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. 

Heroes' Ball

Stockhands Horses for Healing is proud to announce our first annual Heroes' Ball on April 27th, 2024 at the National Veterans Museum and Memorial.

Please join us as we honor the bravery, sacrifice and unwavering commitment of our Veterans, First Responders and Military Personnel.  This formal affair will include a cocktail hour, plated dinner, music, dancing and a special tribute to the heroes that keep our communities safe while raising awareness and funding for Stockhands Horses for Healing.

Tickets can be purchased here.  Early Bird Ticket available at a $50 discount until March 15th, 2024.

To honor a Veteran, Military Member, First Responder or group for the Wall of Heroes, complete a nomination form here.

At Stockhands Horses for Healing, we are Making Forward Strides in all of our programs!  Watch the videos below to see how we are making an impact in our community and the people we serve.

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