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THERAPEUTIC RIDING PROGRAM OUTLINE

Therapeutic Riding, the most popular form of Equine-Assisted Services (EAS), is mounted horseback riding for the purpose of contributing positively to the cognitive, physical, emotional and social well-being of people with special needs through the teaching of horsemanship skills.  We provide the encouragement and support to assure that our riders are both safe and successful.

A few of the challenges our participants commonly face include:

  • Attention Deficit Disorder

  • Apraxia

  • Asperger’s/Autism

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Cognitive Delays

  • Congenital Disorders

  • Depression/Anxiety

  • Developmental Delays

  • Emotional/Behavior Disabilities

  • Learning Disabilities

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD)

  • Visual and Auditory Impairment

APPLY

The first step is to fill out the application which includes a physician’s sign-off that horseback riding is safe for the individual with no contraindications.  When completed, please email or mail it back to us, or even drop it off in person.

The next step is to schedule a riding evaluation to determine if the program activities would be safe and appropriate for the individual and what resources would be needed such as – horse, riding equipment, volunteer and staffing needs.  Horseback riding may not be appropriate for everyone and may change over time. Our decisions about continuation in therapeutic riding are based entirely on safety – for the participant, our horses, volunteers and staff.

 

  • There is a one-time $75 evaluation fee.

  • Participants must be 4 years or older with a maximum weight limit of 180 lbs. for mounted programs.

  • Programs are offered weekly, usually in either 5 week or 10 week sessions.

  • Private sessions are 30 minutes and semi-private/group sessions are 45 minutes – including mounting and dismounting. The fee is $60.00 per session. 

  • Program payments are due before sessions begin.

If you have any questions, please contact us!

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