Mini Therapy Horses was founded in 2008 by Victoria Nodiff-Netanel and is a recognized leader in equine assisted activities (EAA) therapy and equine assisted therapy (EAT) with miniature horses.
Mini Therapy Horses conducts regular visits at Shriners for Children Medical Center in Pasadena, Ronald McDonald House in both Pasadena and Los Angeles, the Department of Children and Family Services Juvenile Court, UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center, UCLA Santa Monica Hospital, the Greater Los Angeles Veteran’s Hospital and L.A. Family Housing, amongst others. Whether comforting children bedside after surgery as they come out of anesthesia or visiting with a veteran who just wants to sit quietly and share space with one of our horses, the MTH team is there to bring a sense of calm, comfort and happiness.
As members of the LA Mayor’s Crisis Response Team, our highly trained teams offer resources and support to survivors of traumatic incidents city-wide. These little horse heroes have responded to tragedies like the mass shootings in San Bernardino, Las Vegas and Thousand Oaks and also served as first-responders during the Woolsey Fire.
Mini Therapy Horses has proudly participated in the Rose Parade® in 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2022. Our award winning program has been featured in numerous publications and television shows, including The Kelly Clarkson Show, California Live, People Magazine and National Geographic’s, This Book Is Cute: The Soft and Squishy Science and Culture of Awe.