Therapeutic Riding Program

Therapeutic riding is a unique therapy tool that provides multiple health benefits and fosters the development of the whole person. The movement of the horse stimulates the rider’s pelvis and trunk in a manner that closely resembles the normal gait of a human. This movement can be used to produce specific physical changes.

Emphasis is given to improving gross and fine motor skills, behavioral skills, language/communication skills and social/emotional skills. Participants in our programs experience increased balance, coordination, posture, improved muscle tone and strength, as well as improved self-confidence and self-esteem.

Dream Riders provides 3 ten-week semesters each year between April and November. Sessions are held throughout the week and are 1 hour in duration. Up to 4 riders may participate during each time slot, though we aim to limit it to 3 riders when possible. Details for this year’s sessions are below.

Rides are led by a trained instructor along with trained volunteers who walk beside the horse and rider and assist with providing equine-assisted therapeutic activities. Parents and/or guardians are encouraged to be actively involved in establishing goals for their rider.   

 

 


2020
Semesters:   Dates will be forth coming