We offer a variety of services to meet the needs of many different people, including not only those who benefit from therapeutic riding and other equine-assisted activities, but also members of the public interested in learning about human-equine partnerships and much more.
Our services are offered year round, broken into four semesters winter, spring, summer and fall varying in length from six to twelve weeks. Certified therapeutic riding instructors, with the assistance of specially trained volunteers, conduct each session. Based on the needs of each participant, we explore the benefits of the human-equine bond through equine-assisted activities.
This course consists of both mounted and unmounted sessions (30 minutes each) providing participants with opportunities to develop riding skills and learn how to care for horses. This program may be appropriate for children and adults working toward physical, educational, social, emotional or sensory goals. It includes one session on the same time and day each week.
Therapeutic Carriage Driving may consist of ground driving, carriage driving, or both. Participants learn to bond and connect with their equine partner and communicate clearly through rein and voice aids. This program may be another alternative to those who are not interested in riding or for whom riding is not appropriate. Participants in this program receive the physical benefits from the movement of the carriage, cognitive befits from activities like harnessing and hitching the horse to the carriage and social and emotional benefits from communicating and bonding with their horse. Therapeutic Carriage driving consists of lessons lasting 30 – 45 minutes based on the goals of the participant.
To ensure we’re able to best meet the needs of each participant, a completed application and assessment is required before a student begins one of our therapeutic programs.