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Healing and Recovery Through Horses



KVUE story on HARTH Hank Cavagnaro January 29, 2021

HARTH Feedraiser Fundraiser 2022 Torr Na Lochs Saturday May 7 2022

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Daily Trib Article: October 2020

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Great Article about HARTH - Highland Lakes Visitor's Guide December 2019

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Horse Assisted Therapy for Veterans "As prey animals, horses are hypervigilant until they learn they are not in danger. ... Because of their own hypervigilance, veterans with PTSD easily understand and can relate to the trust and hypervigilance in a horse."  Read more about Horse Assisted Therapy.

Dr. Franklin is Assistant Dean for Doctoral Education and Professor and holder of the Stiernberg/Spencer Family Professorship in Mental Health at The University of Texas at Austin, School of Social Work where she is also a fellow of the Dropout Institute for the Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk. Dr. Franklin has been a mental health therapist, researcher and clinical consultant to schools and mental health agencies. Her research examines the effectiveness of solution-focused brief therapy with children, adolescents and families.

Based on her research, Dr. Franklin helped create a solution-focused high school, Gonzolo Garza Independence High School in Austin, Texas that has been highly acclaimed as a model school for dropout prevention including receiving recognition from the United States Department of Education. Through out her life Dr. Franklin has been an owner and lover of horses. She received her first pony named Peanut when she was only three years old and that was the beginning of a life long journey with horses where she has witnessed first hand how horses contribute to one’s mental well being and sense of community. Click here for more information on Dr. Franklin.

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There are many ways to help including financial donations, horse sponsorships (join our Blue Ribbon Club), special needs individuals scholarship program (participate in our Helping Hands Program), volunteering, donating supplies and much more.  Our programs are possible due to donations and the generosity of our sponsors and supporters. 


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Telephone: 512.656.7698 
Email:     info@harthtx.org

3307 Sunset Cliff Road
Burnet, Texas 78611