Therapeutic Riding is an equine-assisted activity for the purpose of contributing positively to the cognitive, physical, emotional, and social well-being of individuals with diverse needs. Therapeutic riding can benefit riders in many ways including coordination, core strength, concentration, social interaction, and self-confidence. A disability does not have to limit a person from riding a horse. In fact, experiencing the motion of a horse can be very therapeutic. Since horseback riding rhythmically moves the rider’s body in a manner similar to a human gait, riders with physical disabilities often show improvement in flexibility, balance and muscle strength.
Each Therapeutic Riding session is facilitated by a PATH certified instructor and lasts one hour.