Over the years, my life has become much richer and fuller because of horses. In June of 2009, I founded the Two Hearts Horsemanship Program in an effort to bring a new and innovative therapeutic approach to the resident children at a prominent children’s home in Mesa, Arizona. The premise is that the loving hearts of horses can help heal the broken hearts of people through a variety of experiences with the horses and through Christ-centered mentorship. It can open the broken hearts of our “guests” so they can learn to love and trust again. By pairing people with horses who have remarkably similar backgrounds, and then pairing the two with a qualified mentor, the lost and broken can begin to find hope again. We strive to strengthen the mind, body and elevate the spirit of our guests through this unique approach.
The Homestead is so much more than horses, fences and dirt... the message of the Two Hearts Horsemanship program goes far beyond the limits of our little area. In the same way, the message we wish to pass on also knows no boundaries. It is the message of HOPE. We invite you to become part of the Two Hearts family, a human thread woven together with others into a living tapestry of action, healing and love. In the Two Hearts Program, we know that something profound and beautiful awaits those who choose to live out the message of hope in the world around them.
Credentials & Certification
CERTIFIED EAL: (Equine Assisted Learning) Practitioner
CHA CERTIFIED: (CHA promotes excellence in safety and education to benefit of the entire industry.)
AWARDED "EXCELLENCE IN SAFETY" through ARK Agency 6 years in a row.
CONTINUING EDUCATION: Cindy maintains a Minimum of 35 hours of Continuing Education Units per year through; PATH International (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship); OK Corral Series (educates, promotes and supports professionals in the practice of authentic equine-assisted growth and development); Lori Olsen (MC, LCP,SEP), Sara Jenkins (Certified Equine EMDR and Complex Trauma Specialist, instructor and therapist).
FOUNDER / DIRECTOR - TWO HEARTS HORSEMANSHIP PROGRAM at a prominent residential children's home in Mesa, Arizona for 6 years.
ABUNDANT HORSEMANSHIP SKILLS - Over 20 years of personal riding and horsemanship skills trained in Hunter/Jumper, Western Riding, Cow Working, as well as Cart Driving. Experience includes herd management, basic veterinary care, screening and selecting program horses, barn facilities and equipment management, event organization including fund-raising events, parades, clinics, drives, etc.
SCHOOLED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF Buck Brannaman, Paul Dietz, Wylene Wilson
Cindy Jones is NOT a licensed professional counselor or therapist and does not provide medication or give prescription recommendations or legal advice, as these activities do not fall within the scope of her expertise.
“My life's work is my love and is directed first and formost by my faith in God and my love for family and community.”
– Cindy Jones