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THERAPEUTIC RIDING

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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 Professional Associated of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH Int.) - 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.

Benefits Include:

  • Improvement in cognitive skills

  • Improvement in social skills

  • Improvement in behavioral skills

  • Increased emotional well-being

  • Reduction of sensory disorders

  • Increased self-esteem

  • ​​Increased balance and motor control

  • Increased coordination

  • Increased focus and learning capacity

  • Increased physical strength

Lessons are designed with the individual rider's goals and needs in mind. Classes are 30-60 minutes in length and clients attend once a week. All potential participants undergo a comprehensive intake process that involves completing registration forms, including a physician's release form and an evaluation. Horses and students are matched to complement the client's personality, ability, and developmental needs.

Therapeutic Riding serves people with, but are not limited to:

Autism, Attention Deficit Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Delay, Down Syndrome, Hearing and Vision Impairment, Learning Disabilities, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, and Speech Delay.

Ground lessons are also available for individuals that cannot receive a physician's release to ride.

To get the process started, click below: 
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We are currently accepting new applicant applications. Please know there is a waitlist.
Please email us for additional information.

Darlene Cary, Therapeutic Riding Program Manager

PATH Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor, CTRI

CHA Instructor of Riders with Disabilities, Level 3

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