The therapy program is seasonal, running from spring to fall. The program is funded through donations, grants, and charitable fundraising allowing sessions to be free of charge. A dedicated team works hard to provide quality sessions to our riders. All of these ladies are experienced equestrians and trained by PATH Intl. (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International).
During the sessions, the gentle movement of a supervised ride on a horse develops muscle tone, control, and balance. Horseback riding gently and rhythmically moves their bodies in a manner similar to normal human walking. The relationship a rider develops with a horse builds confidence, self-esteem, motivation, patience and the realization between cause and effect. Finally, the love the rider experiences from the horse, encourages the rider to not only trust the horse but rely on it so they can accomplish the rider’s goals together.