About HorseSense for Special Riders

Horse and Rider line upOur History

In 1989, Paula Hueners and Cheryl Cade started HorseSense for Special Riders after Cheryl had volunteered at a therapeutic riding program in Minneapolis, MN.

Cheryl, a certified Occupational Assistant and Paula, an Occupational Therapist were interested in the idea of using horses to facilitate emotional, physical and psychological development but needed the help of others, especially those with strong horsemanship. Along came Lena Kribeck and Paula Charron, with their vast horse knowledge. After all of these years, Hueners and Charron are both still involved with HSSR. We could not do what we do without them.

In the Fall of 2014, we moved to our new location, at W4102 Ober Road! We look forward to the new season and the chance to show our new place. 

Our Mission 

HorseSense for Special Riders is dedicated to enriching the lives of individuals with special needs through a partnership with the horse.

Our Vision

HorseSense for Special Riders will be recognized in the community for excellence in equine facilitated therapeutic programs.