Horse Assisted Therapy Services of North Louisiana, Inc., or HATS for short, provides therapeutic horsemanship instruction to people who are “differently-abled.” We are a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization incorporated in 2009, and we are located in Calhoun, LA. HATS is a proud member of the Professional Association of Therapeutic
Horse Assisted Therapy Services of North Louisiana, Inc. (HATS) exists to enhance the lives of individuals and families who are differently-abled through equine assisted activities and therapy services.
Miss Leslie, Miss Jessica, Mr. Don, and the HATS Organization,
We are so grateful to each of you and this program for what you have done for Steele.
He looks forward to riding each week! I know it has really helped him. We have so enjoyed
working with each of you and can't wait to come back in the fall!
And we cant forget our favorite horse, Jake! Thank You!!
Lindsay and Steele
We absolutely LOVE HATS! Our son's focus and confidence have really increased since he started just a few months ago. Everyone there is incredibly professional and so helpful! -Erin
"My 5-year old grandson with autism has trouble focusing, and riding at H.A.T.S teaches him how to listen and follow instructions, and to block out distractions. Riding also works on his core strength which has always been weak. He loves the horses and especially likes to brush them and give them a bath after the riding session. " -Pamela
HATS makes the hard work of stretching leg muscles fun! -Anne
Horsemanship, International, an organization that provides standards and guidelines, certification, and education in the field of equine assisted activities and therapies. A physical therapist, PATH Certified Instructors, a variety of amazing horses, and specially trained volunteers work together to maximize the safety of and benefits to participants.
"I wanna express to you the gratitude that we have to you...you have helped give Chris a new attitude about himself and also a sense of achievement that im so happy to see...he is the joy in my life and I hate seeing him get down...so thanks so much to [HATS] and of course Radler."
HATS of N LA is a PATH, Intl Member Center striving to meet and exceed the guidelines and standards it sets for the therapeutic horsemanship industry. Our instructors are certified through PATH, Intl to provide safe and effective activities for all of our amazing participants.