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Equine Assisted Activities

Equine assisted activities consist of equestrian

skill based lessons. The focus of the lessons are skill development and progression.

 

Classes are taught by a PATH International Certified Instructor or CHA Certified Instructor and assisted by volunteers. Often participants will assist in pre and post–mounted horse care. Individuals with physical, cognitive, developmental, and/or social/emotional differences 

can all benefit from equine assisted activities.

Clients must be at least 4 years old to participate. The focus of these lessons are to work toward providing an improved mood and focus, patience, self-discipline, strength and confidence through the experience of therapeutic riding and groundwork activities.   

Participant Registration Packet

For details on our programs and  becoming a participant, please click on the button below.

One Time Rider Forms

This link is for those cashing

in a gift certificate,

one time summer lessons, etc.

Physician Referral

Form

For a copy of the physician referral forms only, please click on the button below.

About Adaptive Riding

Adaptive riding has been shown to be very beneficial for those with the following, to name just a few:

  • Autism

  • ADD/ADHD

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Depression and Anxiety

  • Developmental Delays

  • Down Syndrome

  • Multiple sclerosis

  • Nonverbal clients

  • Paralysis

  • PTSD

  • Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Visual and Hearing Impaired

Benefits of Adaptive Riding

  • Improved posture and fine motor skills

  • Promotes better self-esteem

  • Increases concentration and memory

  • Builds communication skills

  • Encourages social interaction between other riders and instructors

  • Strengthens muscles

  • Movement of the horse promotes flexibility of pelvic and leg movements

  • Gives clients a relaxed environment to learn coping skills

  • Outside activities improve brain function