Therapeutic riding is teaching those with special needs horsemanship and riding skills. Horses are the only thing that can simulate what it feels like to walk. Benefits the rider gets from the horse is improved balance, core strength, increased flexibility, self-control, empathy, patience, ect,
Our therapeutic riding lessons can be private hour lessons $45, half an hour private lessons $25, or hour group lessons $35 per rider.
Horseback riding isn't an appropriate activity for everyone. There are conditions where it is unsafe to ride. It is the responsibility of the rider or parent/guardian to check and verify with their doctor that horseback riding is an appropriate activity. If the instructor sees an unsafe situation they may move the rider to groundwork sessions only or dismiss the participant.
Riders with special needs may need additional help - most of the time we ask our other instructor to step in and assist but there are times where we may need parents to help or even volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering let us know. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and able to walk beside the horse. Volunteers with horse experience a plus but not necessary.