Helen Woodward Animal Center has lost a dear friend. Mark, a long-term therapy horse in the program, passed away peacefully in the Therapy Barn, surrounded by his friends and “co-workers” who loved and cherished him dearly. He was 35 years old.
The No. 1 item on the 97-year-old’s Bucket List was to ride a horse again. Helen Woodward Animal Center made her dream come true.
October 11, 2014, was a monumental day for the children and adult students of Helen Woodward Animal Center’s Therapeutic Riding Program. Parents, friends and family members gathered in the Center’s Riding Arena to enjoy the Therapeutic Riding Show. For some students, it’s the first time they have been recognized in a special way and given an award.
On May 13, 2014, when the Bernardo Fire threatened Helen Woodward Animal Center, over 400 animals were safely evacuated in less than three hours, all thanks to the help of dozens of volunteers, local businesses and organizations.
Donate gently-used horse related items to Helen Woodward Animal Center’s Therapeutic Riding Tack Sale and help San Diego special needs adults and children in our Therapeutic Riding Program.
A beloved Therapeutic Riding horse needed to retire from Helen Woodward Animal Center’s Therapeutic Riding program. This horse’s injuries just kept coming back and it was dangerous for him to […]
San Diego Therapeutic Horses Sculpted by Volunteer Artist Mark Edwards donates sculpture to help Therapeutic Riding at Helen Woodward Animal Center Our Therapeutic Riding program horses were recently honored by […]