Therapeutic Riding

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What is Therapeutic Riding?

Therapeutic riding is teaching those with special needs how to ride and be around the horses. The riders get therapeutic benefits from being around and riding the horses. 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, half an hour private lessons, or hour group lessons.

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Considerations

Riders must be able to mount a horse from the mounting block or from our mounting ramp. 


Riders will also undergo a 30 minute private evaluation prior to their first lesson to ensure we can safely accommodate them. In some cases, we may require a doctor to sign off that riding is a safe activity for the individual. We follow PATH Intl. standards and safety guidelines to ensure the safety of our riders. 

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Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are a critical part of our therapeutic riding program as some riders may need up to 3 volunteers apiece dependent upon their abilities. If you are interested in volunteering please contact me below to be put on the list.