What is Therapeutic Riding?
Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) are offered to riders with physical, cognitive, social, and emotional challenges.
Those with physical needs often show improvement in muscle strength, flexibility, and balance. A number of our riders participate in group sessions, and this interaction with peers boosts self-confidence and promotes a sense of community and acceptance among individuals who often feel excluded. We can also testify to the ability a horse has to promote a safe environment for people to work through emotional challenges they face.
What We Do:
Our PATH certified instructors teach riders to guide their equine partners to start, stop, turn and walk over and around obstacles. Horses help people feel that they can control their situation because of the direct correlation between the action of a rider and the reaction of the horse. Riding helps empower people and enables them to be more connected on a personal level. Therapeutic Riding has been recognized for more than fifty years for its significant physical and emotional benefits for persons with emotional, social, or psychological challenges.
Our schedule is typically 6 weeks riding, 2 weeks off throughout the year. Our indoor arena is heated for our winter use. Holidays are scheduled accordingly.
Classes are 1 hour a day, one day a week.