About Miracles in Motion

over 30 years serving our community

Miracles in Motion has served hundreds of students over the years with a work force of over 300 volunteers and a herd of 11 horses and 3 minature horses. Our students come from Linn, Johnson, and other eastern Iowa counties, and consists of children and adults with physical, emotional, and cognitive challenges.  

As Iowa's first Premier Accredited Center, Miracles in Motion meets the highest standards for safety and therapy set forth by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH, formerly NARHA). PATH provides continuing education for staff and instructors.

Why us?

There's something magical about the transformation that occurs when we bring together the energy and spirit of horses with people in need. Confidence, comfort, strength, and community grow exponentially.

Our programs impact not only the student, but the entire family. The changes started at Miracles develop into new opportunities and hope.

We provide a safe zone for learning, trying new things, building—and sometimes even re-building—relationships and attitudes.

Board, Staff, & Instructors

Rob (a veteran)

My horse, Brett, had a way of letting me know how my day was going. When I came to the arena stressed, he was stressed. When I was focused, he was responsive. I became more aware of how perceptive he was, and started to prepare myself ahead of time-during my workday. I was thinking about how to be the calm, confident leader for him.

For me, it became bigger than once a week. I volunteered for everything I could out there. There is something peaceful about walking out to the herd. You know each one by name, and you feel it when they look to you.

It becomes a lot like being around your closest friends in the military. You don’t have to say anything. You just know that they know- and you both know it.

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After just a few classes, I came into the barn zeroed in on my new buddy.