About Us

Giant Steps offers life-changing experiences to people of all ages with a wide range of disabilities.

Located in a beautiful rural setting

on a working horse ranch just north of San Francisco, Giant Steps offers life-changing experiences to people of all ages with a wide range of disabilities. 

Our mission is to enrich and change the lives of children and adults with disabilities through the extraordinary benefits of therapeutic riding and related equine-assisted activities.

Each week, riders come from throughout the Bay Area to interact with their 1,000 pound "therapist" in a safe and secure environment and achieve goals that they never before dreamed possible. Our focus is not on their limitations, but what they can do, and the results are extraordinary.

Our riders range in age from four to ninety-four years old and come to us with a wide range of challenges. We serve riders with over fifty distinct disabilities each year, including:

ADD Cerebral palsy Multiple sclerosis
ADHD Cystic fibrosis Muscular dystrophy
Autism Developmental delays Scoliosis
Bipolar disorder Down syndrome Spinal cord injuries
Blindness Encephalitis Stroke
Brain injury Epilepsy Tourette's syndrome

Lessons are individually designed to suit each rider's particular need, ability and stamina and are consistent with predetermined goals that are established in conjunction with parents, caregivers, physicians and other therapists. Find out more about our current programs.

How You Can Help

HorseGiant Steps is self-funded - we need your help! We have an active volunteer base, and donations are always appreciated.

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Success Stories

Success Story

Giant Steps has given Bridget a newfound confidence.

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Meet our therapists

Our Therapists

Scarlet is our therapist who fosters confidence in her riders.

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What is Giant Steps?

What is Giant Steps?

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