Therapeutic Riding

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Our horses bring health, happiness and hope! A natural and fun therapy for physical, mental, emotional and behavioral challenges.
If you’ve ridden horses or enjoyed their gentle love, you know the experience is unlike any other. And for those with physical, mental, emotional or behavioral challenges, the interaction can be remarkably life changing.

Therapeutic horseback riding can enhance:
Strength, coordination, self-esteem, concentration, emotional states, posture, balance, a sense of well being, personal mobility, a feeling of independence.

How do these gentle, four-legged therapists help?
Horses and humans walk using a similar motion and gait. Horse movements cause riders to respond using natural body movements. Exercise equipment works specific muscle groups, where horseback riding promotes integrated “whole person” flow of movements. Students with physical disabilities improve their muscle strength, balance, flexibility and coordination.

Our horses are also friendly, nonjudgmental companions. Their gentle natures improve mental and emotional states. The bond that develops between a horse and rider inspires a sense of teamwork, responsibility, communication, caring and joy.

What sort of challenges can therapeutic riding help with?
– Physical: injuries, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, stroke, spina-bifida, paralysis
– Cognitive: autism, Down’ s syndrome, mental retardation, sensory integration disorder, attention deficit disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Fee: Six 1/2 hour lessons over 6 weeks – $ 180
For ages 4 and up:

Therapeutic Horseback Riding Application Packet 2018
Participant Annual Update 2018
Physician Annual Update 2018
Concussion Fact Sheet for Parents

Therapeutic Riding Schedule 2018Riding datesBreak - No riding
Session 1January 6 – February 16Break February 17 – March 2
Session 2March 3 – April 13Break April 14 – April 27
Session 3April 28 – June 15 (NO RIDING 5/21- 5/27)Break June 16 – June 24
Session 4 - Summer SessionJune 25 – August 3 – Horse camp
August 4-5 Snore & Chore
Interim THR Session August 1 - Sept. 5
August 6 – 10 Advanced Rider Clinic
August 13 – 17 Adult Horse Camp
Break August 18 – September 7
Session 5September 8 – October 19October 20-26
Session 6October 27 - December 14 (NO RIDING 11/19-11/25)Break December 15, 2018 – January 4, 2019