In therapeutic riding, PATH certified instructors teach equitation and horsemanship skills in mounted horseback riding lessons. As participants with disabilities care for, ride, control and steer their horses they gain physical, cognitive, social and emotional benefits. We believe our students should not only learn how to ride, but should learn how to care for and bond with these amazing animals from the ground as well.
Using the horse as a metaphor of life, our students learn to become stronger than the obstacles in their paths. Together, we achieve this through one-on-one programming for each student, based on his or her unique abilities and needs. Students proceed through a curriculum that includes every facet of horsemanship: riding, grooming, ground work, tack selection and maintenance, horse care and stable management.
Physical: Balance,Posture, Muscle tone, Coordination, Fine & Gross Motor Skills
Psychological: Confidence, Happiness,Self Esteem, Self Control, Independence, Body Awareness
Educational: Attention, Concentration,Problem solving, Perseverance
Social: Respect, love, Responsibility, Affection, Communication
Offering free of charge sessions to children and adults with special needs and emotionl challanges. We believe that taking cost out of the services allows everyone an equal opportunity to be at one with the joy and healing that the have horses have to offer.