THERAPEUTIC HORSE RIDING PROGRAM

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
Ages: 4 and up

Download:
Therapeutic Horseback Riding Application Packet 2019
Participant Annual Update 2019
Physician Annual Update 2019
Concussion Fact Sheet for Parents

New riders are evaluated during a private lesson. This evaluation lesson establishes the appropriate placement within the existing riding calendar for lessons.  Cost for an Evaluation Lesson is $60.

THERAPEUTIC RIDING SCHEDULE 2019

RIDING DATES BREAK – NO RIDING
Session 1 January 5 – February 15 February 16 – March 1
Session 2 March 2 – April 12 April 13 – April 26
Session 3 April 27 – June 14 (NO RIDING 5/20- 5/26) June 15 – June 23
Session 4 – Summer Session June 24 – August 2 – Horse camp
August 3 Chore & S’more
Interim THR Session August 1 – Sept. 5
August 5 – 9 Advanced Rider Clinic
August 12 – 16 Adult Horse Camp
Break August 17 – September 6
Session 5 September 7 – October 18 October 19-25
Session 6 October 26 – December 13 (NO RIDING 11/25-12/1) December 14, 2019 – January 3, 2020

Would you like to volunteer to help in our riding programs? Get more information here.

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