Participants with a wide array of physical and cognitive disabilities are welcome to join this exceptional program. Therapeutic riding lessons are planned with the individual’s physical, social, educational, cognitive, and recreational goals in mind. An integrated team that includes a PATH-certified instructor and dedicated volunteers work with the rider to promote the success, the freedom, and the dignity that can be experienced through therapeutic horsemanship. It is our passion to expand our clients’ abilities and help them to reach their greatest levels of independence.
Improvement in cognitive skills
Improvement in social skills
Improvement in behavioral skills
Increased emotional well-being
Reduction of sensory disorders
Increased balance and motor control
Increased focus and learning capacity
Increased physical strength
Lessons are designed with the individual rider's goals and needs in mind. Classes are 30-45 minutes in length and clients attend once a week. All potential participants undergo a comprehensive in-take process that involves completion of registration forms, which includes a physician's release form and an evaluation. Horses and students are matched to complement personality, ability and developmental needs of the client.
Therapeutic Riding serves people with, but are not limited to: Autism, Attention Deficit Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Delay, Downs Syndrome, Hearing and Vision Impairment, Learning Disabilities, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, and Speech Delay.
What is my next step?
to download a participant packet.
Then contact Jenn Vincent, Jenn@InspirationRanch.org, for
information eligibility and next steps.
Equine Assisted Mental Health
The Equine Assisted Mental Health Program partners people with horses for emotional growth and learning. This provides clients the opportunity to discover their own best solutions to life’s challenges.
We partner our therapy horses, licensed professional counselor, and equine specialisr with our clients to create a unique, environment to address psychotherapy goals.
Horses are large and powerful, creating a natural opportunity to overcome fear and develop confidence. Horses provide insight into coping strategies and provide vast opportunities for metaphoric learning, thanks to their individual and unique personalities.
We see progress happen quickly due to horses being nonjudgmental, and excellent readers of body language.
Equine Assisted Mental Health Program Includes:
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) takes place in a natural setting. It is a form of counseling which uses horses to help participants along their path of self-discovery.
EAP addresses a variety of mental health and human development needs including,
communication challenges, behavioral
issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, and family and relationship issues.
Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) provides a unique experiential learning environment which helps participants process with the licensed therapist and equine specialist. EAL has been proven effective in developing and enhancing life skills such as assertiveness, effective communication, confidence, problem-solving and social interaction.