Welcome to Mane Trail Stables!

A girl with her horse
“There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.” – Winston Churchill

Welcome to Mane Trail Stables! We are an equine-assisted therapy and learning center located in beautiful Winfield, IL – just west of Chicago. We also provide riding and horsemanship lessons.

What is Equine-Assisted Therapy/Learning?

EAP (Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy) is a powerful and effective therapeutic approach that has an incredible impact on individuals, youth, famlies, and groups.  EAP addresses a variety of mental health and human development needs including behavioral issues, attention deficit disorder, PTSD, substance abuse, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, relationship problems and communication needs.


Horses have a unique ability to influence people in powerful ways. They’re honest and sensitive to nonverbal communication; they respond to messages the client gives them in the moment.

Horses provide opportunities to address social skills, communication issues, and other needs to build healthy, meaningful relationships.

Horses provide a natural opportunity to overcome fear and develop confidence. Horses demand trust and respect, which helps people to alter their own behavior in positive ways.