THERAPEUTIC RIDING PROGRAM
WHAT AGE DO YOU START?
Our therapeutic program is appropriate for riders as young as two years old. Riders are introduced to the world of horses through educational games, structured social interactions and lesson plans that are personalized to meet each student's needs. While some of our students might not be ready to understand the details of riding as a sport, it is never too early or too late to learn something new.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
Work with and riding horses has proven to benefit the physical, social and emotional well-being of those with and without disabilities. Program participants experience improvement in balance, posture, core strength, fine and gross motor skills, as well as positive sense of self, decrease in impulsivity, development of critical thinking, problem solving skills and so much more.
WHO WOULD BENEFIT FROM THIS PROGRAM?
Our program has experience working with children, teens and adults with diagnosis like Autism, Down Syndrome, Fragile X, Sensory Processing Disorder, Global Apraxia, Hypo/Hypertonia, Auditory Processing Disorder, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Generalized Anxiety Disorder and more. This program is also appropriate for anyone that does not have a diagnosis mentioned above, but is looking for a recreational outlet to support improvement of their physical, mental and emotional well-being.
WHAT DOES A LESSON ENTAIL?
All of our lessons are private, with one on one instruction, and scheduled for hour-long time slots. Our students work with the same instructor at each lesson and, depending on each student's needs, will have a team of one to three volunteers assigned to assist during each lesson. Lessons consist of learning how to groom, tack, ride and safely work with the horses from the ground. All of our lesson plans are based around instilling a sense of responsibility and independence, while also encouraging participation in social engagements.
ONE TIME PRIVATE LESSON - TRIAL LESSON
$60 per hour long lesson
If you aren't ready to commit to weekly lessons, we offer the option of scheduling a one time lesson at a rate of $60 per hour lesson. One time lessons must be scheduled at least a week in advance. All lesson requests for the upcoming week must be received by the end of the weekend. Payment must be received in advanced before your lesson is confirmed.
WEEKLY LESSONS - COMMITTED RIDER
$55 per hour long lesson
For students in our committed rider program, we offer a lesson price of $55 per hour lesson. Students must be scheduled to ride at least once per week and must be scheduled same day, same time each week. Monthly costs are between $220-$275 which coincides with the days in that month (ex: 4 tuesdays in February, 5 Tuesdays in March). Payments must be received by the 7th of each month.