Therapeutic Riding

Therapeutic riding utilizes horses to enhance physical, cognitive, emotional, behavioral, educational, and social well-being of people with disabilities to help meet their goals and develop skills they can use in their everyday lives. Because the movement of a horse mimics a movement similar to a human gait, riders with physical disabilities often show improvement in flexibility, balance, and muscle strength. Therapeutic riding also provides benefits in the areas of health, education, sport/recreation, and leisure.

Therapeutic riding lessons are taught by a PATH Certified Instructor with a strong equine background, as well as an understanding of various disabilities. A new rider is generally assisted by a horse leader, as well as one or two sidewalkers who walk alongside the horse to aid the rider if needed.


For more information on therapeutic riding lessons or to volunteer, please contact us