Therapeutic Riding

Therapeutic riding lessons consists of equestrian

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

 

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

can all benefit from therapeutic riding.

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

Rider Form

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Physician Referral

Form

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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