AHEAD With Horses, Inc.

UPDATED: September 10, 2018

AHEAD (Accelerated Habilitation Education And Development) WITH HORSES INC. has a 50-year history of providing unique, highly motivating and effective therapy, education and recreation through horses and related experiences to disabled/disadvantaged/special-needs children and has earned recognition educationally, medically and scientifically. Through vaulting (gymnastics on a moving horse), even severely disabled children learn and achieve with the goal of enabling them to lead more independent and productive lives.

AWH’s mission is to:
Maximize potential of disabled/disadvantaged/special-needs children providing developmental therapy, education and recreation through horses and the environment, with measurable improvement physically, mentally, socially and/or emotionally resulting in increased self-sufficiency and the ability to lead better and more independent and productive lives capable of contributing to society.

AHEAD With Horses serves hundreds of individuals of all ages and disabilities throughout the greater Los Angeles area with a primary base in Shadow Hills (which will hopefully be moving to our new facility in Lake View Terrace at the end of 2018/beginning of 2019) and a mobile program site at Sullivan Canyon in Brentwood. Program services are comprehensive and combine the benefits of physical, occupational, speech, educational and recreational therapy; psychological and sociological counseling, other developmental services such as behavior management, sensorimotor services, etc.

Two unique aspects of this therapy are the immediacy of response and visibility of its effectiveness across multiple domains (motor, communication, social, emotional, cognitive, self-help, vocational). Predicated on the philosophy that everyone can learn and achieve, the emphasis is on working with those others feel lack the ability to respond. Most have not responded to traditional forms of therapy and/or education, or are not eligible for other services.

  • Languages:
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Insurances Accepted:
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  • Private Insurance
  • No Insurance Accepted


SHADOW HILLS, CA 91040-1637
United States



(818) 767-6373



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