Standard Riding Lessons - we offer riding lessons for everyone of all ages and skill level. No experience needed. Beginners through advanced. English and Western. Adults and children. Makaila Yablonski-Trulock is our main instructor for this program and can be reached through Facebook at Makaila's School of Horsemanship or call 928-246-1192.
Offsite Programs - stay tuned
Exceptional Student Services (ESS) Class Programs:
Photography Shoots - stay tuned
Call Us: 928-344-3562
Adaptive Riding - Adaptive Riding (AR) utilizes a combination of horsemanship related ground-skills and riding activities for the purpose of contributing positively to the cognitive, physical, emotional, and social well-being of individuals with special needs. Individuals must have a diagnosed cognitive or physical condition.
The AR program serves riders as young as 4 years of age with no upper age limit. Participants in this program have conditions which include autism, Down Syndrome, cerebral palsy, brain tumor, traumatic brain injury (TBI), paraplegia, and more.
We allow the gentle nature of our four legged therapists to produce any or all healing, be it physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual. That is what therapeutic riding at this level is all about. It is our hope and desire here at Saddles of Joy, Inc. that as we provide this service, we are improving the quality of life for both horse and rider, as well as producing a bond of healing.
Fees per Month: $100.00 Includes one- 30 minutes session per week.
Play Day Saturdays - Saddles of Joy is open to the public to enjoy the spirit of horses and ranch life on Saturdays! Come, bring the kids, to visit the ranch and petting farm, have a horseback ride. Horseback rides are available if we have enough volunteers that day. Wear sturdy shoes! Vendors welcomed!
Saturday Play Day from 8am-12pm, times are adjusted seasonally. For the safety of horses, volunteers and visitors, we will put the riding horses away when the ambient temperature reaches 95 degrees. Thank you for supporting Saddles of Joy!
Hippotherapy - The term hippotherapy refers to how occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech-language pathology professionals use evidence-based practice and clinical reasoning in the purposeful manipulation of equine movement as a therapy tool to engage sensory, neuromotor and cognitive systems to promote functional outcomes.
Best practice dictates that occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech-language pathology professionals integrate hippotherapy into the patient’s plan of care, along with other therapy tools and/or strategies.
(American Hippotherapy Association, 2019)
Birthday and Other Parties - the use of our covered pavillion, BBQ grill, and facilities can be rented for birthday parties and other celebrations. No alcohol, please. Party guests may have a horse ride and have fun in the Petting Farm. To reserve date, obtain contract, and pay deposit, please contact Saddles of Joy.
Fee - $250 for 4 hours (includes set-up and clean-up)
Horse rides for up to 20 guests - if over 20 guests, $50 per extra 10 people is requested
Please call for available dates and times.