“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 families in need and to support our therapy animals!”

      Mended Hearts Equine Therapeutic Center was organized as a non-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.  We are organized exclusively for charitable, benevolent, therapeutic, educational and agricultural purposes.  Mended Hearts is situated on 12.5 beautiful acres in rural Metamora, IL 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 with dignity.

     Mended Hearts is non-discriminatory on the basis of race, creed, color, sexual preferences, 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

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Horses and Animals

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                                            Ace and Angelina
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                                         Sammy the Tiger Salamander


                                 Welcome our new Therapy Animals!

Bucky was rescued as a fawn and has been a wonderful addition at Mended Hearts!

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Bucky and Daphy


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




Directions to Mended Hearts

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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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