We are dedicated to improving the minds, bodies, and spirits of children and adults with physical, developmental, and emotional challenges through the benefits of therapeutic riding, equine-assisted activities, and nature.
We are dedicated to improving the minds, bodies, and spirits of children and adults with physical, developmental, and emotional challenges through the benefits of therapeutic riding and equine-assisted activities.
Hidden Acres Therapeutic Riding Center, located on 80 acres in Naugatuck CT, is in search of a horse to join our therapy herd. We are a private nonprofit 501-3C providing equine assisted therapies and activities to children and adults with special needs, disabilities and mental health challenges. The members of our therapy herd are considered full partners in the therapeutic process and as such are respected team members who are afforded the best possible care. Our horses receive regular equine massage, saddle fitting, veterinary care, specialty shoeing if necessary and constant assessment of their physical and mental health. All horses have daily turn out on large grass pastures.
• 5-17 yrs. old
• 14-15.3 hands
• Finished W/T/C
• Calm, easy-going temperament
• Suitable for beginner riders
We are interested in all of the following: donation, free lease or horses available for purchase. You can be assured of an excellent home for your horse, whose contribution will be highly valued. In free lease situations, owners are welcome to remain in contact and continue riding their horse outside of the therapy schedule. Horses in our herd typically engage in eight or less therapeutic lessons per week. A 30-90 day assessment and training period is necessary before accepting a horse into our program. Hidden Acres provides all necessary care except for major emergency care during assessment period regardless of whether the horse is accepted into program.
A resurrected 100-year-old family farm in the middle of a city is a magical location for a Therapeutic Riding Center.