Therapeutic riding offers the opportunity to ride to adults and children who may not otherwise have an opportunity to.
Participants begin their horsemanship journey with approximately three groundwork sessions. In these sessions, they work with their horse on the ground, building relationships and learning fundamental skills such as general care, grooming, tacking, and leading. We believe a good foundation with horses includes ground work and feel it has a positive effect in the pursuit of riding skills.
Our PATH Intl. certified therapeutic riding instructors teach equine skills with the intention of beneficially contributing to an individual’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being. For individuals with impaired mobility, the many benefits include increased balance and posture, core muscle strength, coordination, and motor control.
For those with more internal goals, benefits can include increased confidence, independence, increased concentration and self-esteem, patience, problem-solving, and improved sequential thought processing.
For those seeking a focus on horsemanship our lessons provide an opportunity for participants to develop a trusting bond with their horse and program personnel.
Volunteers are utilized on an as-needed basis for ground and riding support.
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