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
THERAPEUTIC RIDING SCHEDULE 2018
|RIDING DATES||BREAK – NO RIDING|
|Session 1||January 6 – February 16||Break February 17 – March 2|
|Session 2||March 3 – April 13||Break April 14 – April 27|
|Session 3||April 28 – June 15 (NO RIDING 5/21- 5/27)||Break June 16 – June 24|
|Session 4 – Summer Session||June 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 5||September 8 – October 19||October 20-26|
|Session 6||October 27 – December 14 (NO RIDING 11/19-11/25)||Break December 15, 2018 – January 4, 2019|