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What is Therapeutic Horsemanship?
Equine-assisted activities dedicated to development of cognitive, emotional, physical and social skills. Activities include; grooming, leading and riding horses. These activities are done under the supervision of a Certified Instructor.
Children ages 8-14 weighing under 150 lbs with developmental disabilities. Children looking to improve problem-solving skills, independence, emotional awareness, social responsibility and impulse control. We are only able to accept ambulatory participants at this time.
Goals of Therpeutic Riding
Improve cognitive skills by using planning and judgement skills, memory, attention and the ability to put concepts to use.
Horses naturally mirror emotion. Participants learn to identify emotional thoughts and feelings by working alongside equine partners.
Benefit from improved balance, strength, flexibility and motor skill development.
Build social skills by bonding with equine partners and volunteers.