Welcome To PALS!

PALS is the heart of equine-assisted joy in Bloomington, IN! As a nonprofit equine-assisted learning center, we’re dedicated to providing meaningful experiences for individuals with disabilities, veterans, senior citizens, and underserved youth. Discover the therapeutic magic and healing power of our programs, where horses bring physical, emotional, and social benefits to a diverse community. Proudly recognized as a PATH Intl. Premier-Accredited Center, we prioritize crafting personalized and secure experiences for all participants.

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PALS provides adaptive riding and ground lessons for children and adults with physical, developmental, learning or emotional differences.

Join Our Herd

PALS relies on the generosity of our volunteers to ensure the sustainability of our organization. Reach out to us about our next Volunteer Orientation!


Help support our mission! Recurring donations, horse sponsorships, and corporate sponsorships are a few of the ways you can make an impact.

Our Mission

PALS promotes joy, quality of life, better health, and empowerment by providing therapeutic programs with horses.

Our Vision

By providing a caring, safe, and challenging environment, PALS will foster growth and individual achievement of all participants that will enable them to reach their highest potential.

Discover the Benefits of Equine Companionship

Discover the Benefits of Equine Companionship

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Horses have the ability to teach us to build trusting relationships and control impulses.

Horses inspire healing, reintegration, and improved quality of life.

Horses provide a sense of community, and time with them can improve joy and motivation.

” [I feel] a sense of peace and love and good childhood memories.”

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