Manes & Miracles is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization. We provide therapeutic riding, and hippotherapy to those with a wide diversity of physical, cognitive, mental, and emotional disabilities.

Horseback riding mimics the human gait, therefore the rider shows improvement in posture, muscle control, sensory-motor skills, balance, and much more. Internally the rider makes progress towards self-awareness, self-confidence, self-discipline, and concentration. The horses' legs become those of the rider, giving them a feeling of freedom and mobility that they are unable to experience in other aspects of their lives. Almost always, these riders and animals establish a very strong bond allowing the rider to experience unconditional love, trust, and self-worth.

Learn more about us through our facility or pilot programs.


Our Facility

At Manes and Miracles, a comprehensive treatment plan is developed that integrates the movement of the horse with traditional speech, physical, and occupational therapy treatment strategies to that therapeutic goals are achieved.

Capital improvements include a 4,000 square foot equine-assisted therapy facility and a 14,400 square foot arena on 30 acres that was donated to Manes & Miracles by Cabaness Farms in Chaffee Crossing, Barling, Arkansas. 


Pilot Programs

Manes and Miracles is currently serving 36 patients per week in our pilot program at a barn and arena that have been donated for temporary use. We need your help with capital improvements to expand our mission and help more people. Contact us if you are interested in our programs and would like to be placed on the waiting list.

Our Mission: Manes and Miracles is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to provide equine-assisted therapy to people with disabilities, to create an environment where opportunity replaces limitation, and to help children and adults learn the power of the words "I can".

Our Vision: The vision of Manes & Miracles is to provide hippotherapy and adaptive riding for 90 - 100 patients weekly in a state of the art researched based therapy facility.

Romans 8:28 - And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

As a nonprofit organization we rely heavily on the generosity of caring individuals and service groups. Opportunities for volunteering are available and vary from assisting with horses and riders, data entry, odd jobs, helping with special events and fundraising activities, and other things as needed.

If you are interested in making a difference in the lives of children with disabilities, please contact us using our form or call us at 479-970-8351 Thank you so much for time, we appreciate your kind heart.

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Thank You so Much to All of Our Generous Sponsors!

Fiori Family Charitable Fund

Don and Jennifer McDonald

The Degen Foundation

The Hembree Endowment

Cliff and Marcy Cabaness

Learn More about AHA: American Hippotherapy Association

Make a Donation or Become a Sponsor

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Manes & Miracles @ Chaffee Crossing
P.O. Box 11828 Fort Smith, AR 72917

Learn more about PATH: Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship