Every individual is unique. Using the long-term goals for each rider, lesson plans are created for each lesson using developmental steps to attain those goals. Whether a rider wants to improve their riding skills, core strength, balance, communication, ability to follow direction, or flexibility, our professionally certified instructors are here to support those goals!
Below are some of the general disabilities and life challenges that therapeutic riding can benefit: ADHD and Learning Challenges PTSD Cerebral Palsy Stroke/CVA Down Syndrome and other chromosomal abnormalities Spina Bifida Multiple Sclerosis Traumatic Brain Injuries Spinal Cord Injuries Horsemanship is more than sitting astride a horse. Care of our horses is an integral part of what we offer. The results are a partnership between our horses and riders that encourages independence, caring for others, and understanding of a horse’s own uniqueness. These attributes generalize out into the community at large. If you are interested in our program, we would love to speak with you. Please call or email us to schedule a visit to our facility.
Riding horses enhances an individual's emotional, physical, cognitive, social and behavioral skills. Learning to care for and control a 1,000 pound animal has been shown to bring a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction. A horse's walking gait mimics that of the human stride. When the horse's gait is varied at the trot or canter the rider's balance, strength, flexibility and coordination are enhanced. Not only do we teach riding skills, but we extend our lessons to include basic horsemanship so that our students can learn to be responsible and thoughtful.
At the Center for Adaptive Riding, we meet with each of our riders and their families to discuss their goals. Goals may include basic riding skills, or the desire to improve self-esteem and communication skills. Each lesson is planned so that we can ensure our riders accomplish their objective. We welcome anyone ages 4 and up, of all ability and skill levels!
Come ride with us! Download the Rider Application below.
The full Rider Application must be submitted once a year, complete with the Physician's Release. A Rider Availability Schedule sheet must be filled out prior to each session.
If you are concerned about the cost of our sessions, we have scholarships available for those who qualify. Download the Rider Scholarship Application below.
Questions? Call or text us at 775-329-1839 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our nation's heroes endure physical, emotional and psychological pain while serving our country. Rehabilitation is essential for full recovery and reintegration into society. The natural movement of the horse mimics our own, thus encouraging the strengthening and flexibility of essential muscles needed to heal from physical injury. PTSD and Depression are common among soldiers, and the peaceful and trusting nature of the horse provides a unique opportunity to bond with and care for a strong yet sympathetic animal. This bond often helps participants learn to communicate and trust others in society. The healing interaction with a horse is truly a positive, relaxing and invigorating experience.
We welcome any and all veterans to come participate in our program. We also strongly encourage fellow veterans to volunteer in our lessons to help support your fellow comrades.