The Hoofbeat: February 2019
Why are we so nuts about horses?
In honor of Valentine's Day happening this month, I thought it was only appropriate to highlight a study done by the Institute of HeartMath which explains the powerful connection between horse and human. And believe it or not, it has to do with our HEARTS!

According to researchers, there is a sphere of energy produced by the human heart that ranges from 8 to 10 feet around us. The sphere of energy produced by the horse's heart is five times larger than the human one. Not only is their sphere larger than ours, but it can also actually influence our own heart rhythm!

In short, often times we only need to be in the presence of horses to "feel better" or to feel a sense of wellness and peace. People may experience many physiological benefits while interacting with horses. These benefits include lowered blood pressure and heart rate, decreased stress levels; reduced feelings of anger, hostility, tension and anxiety; improved social functioning; and increased feelings of empowerment, trust, patience, and self-efficacy.

In short, we should all go spend more time with horses. It's good for theheart and soul!

Hearts 101: An Inclusive Tour
Come experience the heart and soul of our organization! Join us for Hearts 101: An Inclusive Tour on Saturday, February 23rd, 10:30 am - 11:30 am !

Come to the Hearts ranch to learn more about our expanded programs, recent news, and to learn more about the amazing individuals we serve. There are many opportunities to bring friends and family throughout the year to see our mission in action!

Upcoming dates:
Saturday, March 16th, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Saturday, May 4th, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Saturday, June 1st, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Save the Date! Annual Student Horse Show
Join us for our Annual Student Horse Show on Saturday, April 27th!

The fun-filled day will celebrate the organization’s student riders as they proudly demonstrate their equitation skills before a cheering crowd of supporters, family, and friends. 

The event is open to spectators free of charge.
Save the Date! Barn Dance Auction & Fundraiser
Hearts will host its annual Barn Dance fundraising event on Saturday, May 11th, 2019 at the Carriage and Western Art Museum in Santa Barbara. There will be a live band, dinner, dancing, and a silent and live auction.

This is an event you won't want to miss!

For more info, contact Morgan at or (805) 364-5202.
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