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In cooperation with partnering agencies, we serve populations struggling with the effects of trauma

Horses bring a healing power to humans in a way that is beyond words. 

We work in small groups of 4-6 participants, we educate about the nature of the horse, and teach how to connect and communicate through groundwork.

Horses offer patience in a world that never seems to slow down.

Through our one-time, interactive experience with a horse, our clients say they feel connected, hopeful, inspired, motivated, and understood.

Horses give us an opportunity to trust in an environment free of judgement.

We are a 501c3 organization located in Aiken, SC.  We work with partnering agencies to provide an experience to help support those who are struggling.

How you can help:

  • Make a donation (current class fees are $600 per person).
  • Host a dinner with participants for an end of day celebration.
  • Help with prep for classes.



I am Julie Robins and know first hand about the healing power of horses!

I am so excited to bring to you the Leg Up Experience.  Helping others find their unique connection with horses has been a passion of mine all of my professional life.  From my early days in therapeutic riding to my latest work with first responders and horses, I have watched horses work miracles in a way that is beyond words!  There is magic in the time spent with horses in nature, and with this nonprofit venture, we will be able to partner with agencies who can greatly benefit from adding our program to their mental health toolbox.

Our program is unique in that it is a one-time immersive experience that has proven to enhance the lives of our participants. If you think that a one-time experience can't change someone's life, then think about your first kiss, the first job you landed, buying your first car or house....there is nothing like your first time and no additional experience will have the same spark.  At Leg Up Experience, we provide that first opportunity to connect with a horse in a unique way.  To learn more about how this works, click below.