~Sometimes we need someone to simply be there, not to fix anything or do anything in particular, but just to let us feel that we are supported and cared about.~

Mini Hooves of Love is a State of Texas Domestic Nonprofit Corporation and is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)3 organization.


Mini Hooves of Love miniature horses and volunteers are dedicated to providing therapeutic animal assisted visits.  It is our mission to give people the opportunity to interact with a miniature horse to enhance their quality of life.


Linda and Jim Woods and Melanie Long, along with Hope, Monarch and Star, are Registered Therapy Animal Teams with Pet Partners.  While not all places that we visit require the miniatures to be registered through Pet Partners, some do. To us, the registration is just a formality as we devote a lot of our time to training each and every one of the horses, no matter what their job is. Safety for both people and horses is our utmost concern. Mini Hooves of Love is fully insured and we spend a lot of time training our horses and getting them desensitized to as many different situations as possible, but they are still horses. We are here to serve hospitals, children's hospitals, schools, camps, shelters and hospice visits.


Also shown are our newer team members, Roye Long along with (L to R) Jazz, Daisy Mae, Faith and Hero.


Contact us with your special visit request today!



Mini Hooves of Love is a labor of love; therefore we never charge for a visit.  We welcome you to join in the joy and deep satisfaction of brightening and enriching more lives with your donations.  Donations are needed and appreciated. All monies go directly toward caring for the horses and direct visit expenses.  We do not and will not receive any personal financial compensation for our services.


Please note that while we enjoy bringing joy to others with our miniature horses, we are not a birthday party organization.

Unassuming Love


Music:   Emily Woods

Lyrics:   Emily Woods

Performed by:

              Emily Woods

              Natalie Woods