Horse Boy Foundation is excited to be able to offer a limited number of grants per year to active Horse Boy Method Practitioners and Movement Method Mentors. Grants will only be considered if the applicant is at least an active 3 Star Practitioner or 1 Star Mentor who is up-to-date on continuous education and in good standing with Horse Boy. In addition grant applications will only be accepted from Practitioner and Mentors who have either visited Horse Boy Headquarters in Elgin, TX or had an evaluation from a qualified Horse Boy Team Member at their own facility. 
 
The grant application process is simple. Please click on the link below and answer the questions as honestly and fully as possible. Once we have received your application we will review it and contact you for any further information that we might need. 
 
 
If you are approved for a grant you will be notified in writing. Please note grant applications can take up to three months to be approved. If you are approved for a grant you will be asked to submit a follow-up report which you will be provided with in your approval letter. We may also send a qualified Horse Boy Team Member to do a follow up site visit. 
 
Please also note that we are only able to accept matching grant applications for operating costs. What this means is that we will match any amount that you raise up to a specified threshold. At this time we are unfortunately unable to offer and other type of grant for operating costs.
 
If you have any questions or are unsure whether you might qualify for a grant please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2014

In 2014 Horse Boy Foundation funded twenty five families (approximately 100 people) to attend weekly playdates and six families (approximately 25 people) to attend overnight camps free of charge. This amounted to over 4000 hours of free services which when calculated on an individual basis works out at over 16,000 hours of free services.

Horse Boy Foundation also funded UK families to go to Horse Boy Camps in the UK through its partner organization Horse Boy Foundation UK. 

We have also continued to train Practitioners around the world to serve families in their local areas. If you include those Practitioners Horse Boy has served hundreds of families in 11 countries.

2013

In 2013 Horse Boy Foundation funded thirty one families to attend weekly playdates and five families to attend overnight camps. This amounted to over 5000 hours of free services to families.

2012

In 2012 Horse Boy Foundation funded fourteen families to attend weekly playdates and four families to attend overnight camps. This amounted to over 2000 hours of free services to families.

New Trails Center - Elgin, TX

We have a very limited amount of Working Student and Internship positions available at New Trails in Elgin, TX. Please find details on our working student program here.

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Requirements:

  • 18 years or older (for live-in applicants)
  • current driver license and can drive a stick-shift car

Other locations

To find Independent Practitioners and Tribes in your area that offering Horse Boy Method™ please click here.

 tn workshop 2We are excited to continue sponsoring Practitioners especially dedicated to Horse Boy Method and helping families in their communities by subsidizing workshop and their training in the Method.

You have to be at least a active Basic Practitioner on Horse Boy World which means you have successfully completed Horse Boy Method  1 which includes the passing of an online exam as well as submitting photos and videos of you offering Horse Boy Method.

If you are interested in applying for a scholarship for additional training, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Also check out our working student program below which is an intense 6 week subsidized training program.

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The Horse Boy Foundation currently offers scholarships to families living in Central Texas to attend weekly playdates at our headquarters in Elgin, TX free of charge. We also offer a limited number of full and partial scholarships to attend camps in both the USA and UK. Please read below to learn about how to apply for a scholarship and follow the instructions. You can also contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have further questions. 

Weekly Playdates 

Our weekly playdates last for up to three hours and are intended for families with a child on the autism spectrum under the age of 12. Playdates are intended for the whole family and siblings are not only welcome but actively encouraged to join in. Please  note that playdates are not intended as respite care and parents are expected to remain within an arms reach of their child at all times whilst on property. Activities on offer include horse riding, sensory work, small animal petting zoo, play equipment and educational games and treasure hunts. Playdates are free of charge for families living in Central Texas. If you do not currently reside in Central Texas please check our Practitioners pageractitioners page to find somebody near you. To apply for a scholarship please complete the following this form and we will be in touch to arrange a time for a taster session or notify you that you have been placed on our waiting list.
 

Teenage Group

Our teenage group is intended for persons on the autism spectrum between the ages of 13 and 16 and is free of charge to families living in Central Texas. If you have an older child please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. about our young adult group. The teenage group takes place on a weekly basis and lasts for approximately 2 hours. Activities on offer include horse riding and light farm chores including caring for and feeding our exotic animals. Click here to find out more about some of the amazing animals who call Horse Boy home. Please note that our teenage group is not intended as respite care and parents are expected to remain on property at all times. To apply for a spot please fill out this form. We will then be in touch to schedule a taster session. 

 

Camps

The Horse Boy team runs a limited number of Horse Boy Camps in Texas each year.  Full and partial scholarships are available to families living in Central Texas. Spaces are extremely limited so we advice that you inquire early to avoid disappointment. Please note that camps are only available to families with a child on the autism spectrum or with a related condition under the age of 10. If you have an older child or young adult please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to inquire about our teenage (13 to 16) or young adult (17 to 25) group. Additionally camps are not intended as respite care and parents are expected to remain on site and actively involves in all activities at all times. To apply for a scholarship please fill out the following this form.

If you do not currently reside in central Texas and wish to know more about camps in your area please check out our Practitioner page or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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