“Please keep Mended Hearts in mind, we are a locally ran, non profit Therapeutic Riding and Counseling Center who has been helping families, adults, and children for over 15 years! We rely on donations to help our needy families and to support our therapy animals!”

      Mended Hearts Equine Therapeutic Center was organized as a not for profit organization. The members of the Board are primarily volunteers. Mended Hearts was formed in October of 2001 by the unpaid efforts of the Executive Director. Mended Hearts is organized exclusively for charitable, benevolent, therapeutic, educational and agricultural purposes. Mended Hearts is situated on 12.5 beautiful acres in rural Metamora IL, which is in Woodford County.

     Mended Hearts  provides, promotes and supports equine-specialized interventions in the area of therapy and education. Our purposes is to contribute positively to the emotional, cognitive, physical and social well-being of people with emotional, behavioral, social and physical disorders. Our desire is to enable people to lead lives of quality and dignity.

     Mended Hearts is non-discriminatory on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, religion, age, and gender. We believe in a Christ centered philosophy knowing that true and lasting healing comes only with God’s help.


 Costs and Services


Our Facility


Horses and Animals

Horses walking back






                                                     Apache apache 3


bratt and client


jesse and client


sally 1

                                            Ace and Angelina

Ace angelina



                                         Sammy the Tiger Salamander


                                 Welcome our new Therapy Animals


Bucky was rescued as a therapy deer. Bucky has been a wonderful addition at Mended Hearts!


bucky 2

bucky and daffy

Gracie was donated to Mended Hearts as a therapy dog. She has been a great addition to Mended Hearts!




Directions to Mended Hearts


We are a non profit Therapeutic Riding and Counseling Center ~ Over 20 years Mental Health Experience

Serving Peoria and all of Central Illinois

309-383-4323 or 309-688-HRSE (4773)

1431 Lourdes Road Metamora, IL 61548 (click here for map and directions)

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