Winston S. Churchill once said, “There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.” Therapeutic Horseback Riding is an equine-assisted activity geared towards positively improving the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being of individuals with disabilities. Therapeutic Riding lessons are performed by our PATH International Certified Therapeutic Horseback Riding Instructors. Each of our instructors have a strong equine background and knowledge of disabilities providing our riders with multiple opportunities and experiences in their riding.
All lessons include working with our horses, instructor, and volunteers to create a safe, positive and individualized experience for each of our riders.
Horseback riding for individuals with special needs has shown to improve flexibility, balance, core strength, problem solving skills, social skills, expressive speech, memorization, relaxation of muscles, fine and gross motor skills, and to provide positive sensory stimulation. Therapeutic Riding can positively impact individuals of any age and multiple disabilities such as: Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Multiple Sclerosis, ADD, ADHD, Down Syndrome, Visual Impairment, Emotional Disabilities, Spina Bifida, and Learning Disabilities. All of our riders have opportunities to learn a number of skills such as horse care, grooming, tacking, and of course riding.