Hope, Horses & Kids

PHONE:

831.596.6693

E-MAIL:

Lori@HOPEHORSESKIDS.ORG

LOCATION ADDRESS:

22400 INDIAN SPRINGS ROAD

SALINAS, CA  93908

MAILING ADDRESS:

1218 PADRE DRIVE
SALINAS, CA  93901

@2023 Boomer Creek.

ABOUT HOPE, HORSES & KIDS

 

Founded in 2010, Hope, Horses & Kids has filled a need for all children, especially those with special needs, in Monterey County. Our talented team of "Equine Assistants" provide a variety of experiences and activities to a diverse group of clients each week. Our programs offer support to individuals with physical disabilities, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral challenges. Clients experience things they have never been exposed to anywhere else!

 

Equine Assisted Learning 

This program partners teachers and HHK staff together to design and implement authentic learning programs that foster positive behavior and teach life skills.​

Equine Assisted Therapy 

A mental health provider partners with HHK to bring  together the natural lessons of working with people and horses for the benefit for marginalized groups. EAT is a more personal, in-depth therapy session and serves as an alternative to conventional "talk therapy". 

Life & Horse Skills 

Designed and customized for individuals and groups to teach everyday life skills. Each lesson is customized to the particular needs of each student. The client is engaged in every component-grooming, tacking up, and riding.  

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Lori Tuttle, Executive Director

Pierre Lessard

Elissa Nelson

Wendy Kitchell

Rose Madrigal 

Emily Burton 

Valerie Fermor

Meet The Staff

Lori Tuttle
Executive Director/Founder 
Emily Burton
Operations Manager

About Lori Tuttle 

Years in the horse world?

Over 40 years 

 

Why do you love your career?

"Our clients and horses teach me something every day - about life, about myself, about them.  There is nothing I would rather be doing."

 

Favorite horse? 

"I love them all equally, but mares especially! Jewels is near and dear to my heart!" 

 

About Emily Burton

Years in the horse world?

Over 20 years

 

Why do you love your career? 

"I love every aspect of the non profit life. Its truly a team effort and we all are not afraid to get in there and do what needs to get done. The bond between our clients and horses gives me inspiration and hope!" 

 

Favorite horse? 

"Big Ben! Don't tell him though it goes to his head..."