Our Therapeutic Riding program is designed for persons with physical, mental or emotional disabilities. Individuals with almost any disability can benefit from riding, because gentle and rhythmical movement of the horse as it 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 after riding consistently for a period of time.
"When our son started riding last year, he always leaned to the left. Often using the side walker for support. It took one year, but today he sits very straight and balanced on the horse. We are very pleased with his progress." ~GL, Springfield Township
All riders begin on lead line and have one or two side walkers, if necesary. As the rider gains balance, improves core strenth, and increases in confidence, we reduce the number of aids.
Our ultimate goal is independant riding. Some of our riders who began in the therapeutic class have advanced to our traditional riding sessions.
Both children and adults can take part in this program. However, due to the size of our horses, we must limit the rider's weight to under 175 pounds.
Therapuetic Riding classes are held weekly and lasts approximately one hour. The session includes horsemanship as well as riding.
See the schedule on the right for the days and times of the classes.
Class size never exceeds four riders.
Cost is $30 a class or $100 for month when paid in advance.
Register or request more information by email or call 248.634.7276 to schedule a visit.
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