America’s Horse Cares - Equine Assisted Services

Advancing the American Quarter Horse as a partner in Equine Assisted Services.

youth young cowgirl petting ranch horse (Credit: Taylor Pettigrew for AQHA)

The American Quarter Horse is renowned for its capacity to offer transformative experiences to those in need, making it a cornerstone of the Equine Assisted Services (EAS) industry. With high performance standards set, the America’s Horse Cares grant program is dedicated to enhancing industry horsemanship skills while prioritizing the welfare of our horse.

By leveraging the exceptional professional horsemen and women of the horse industry, this grant program fosters educational opportunities that ensure appropriate horses working in EAS are cared for and utilized with specific performance expectations to maximize the wellbeing of both clients and horses.

Grants are awarded annually to support training workshops focused on horse selection, horse care, management, welfare, horse behavior assessment and management, and/or horse handling, training, and conditioning.