Equestrians can be a unique source of healing, development, and learning for people. Our programs help people to:
Enhance physical and emotional strength
Heal from post-traumatic stress disorder
Manage special needs
Gain confidence and assertiveness
Develop communication and relationship skills
Develop leadership abilities
Develop more collaborative and effective teams
Gain a deeper understanding of oneself
The therapeutic riding program focuses on improving communication skills. Challenges that improve social and emotional attention, sensory integration, and self-esteem and confidence are part of this program. Through therapeutic riding, this is achieved by enhancing the mind-body connection, building trust, problem-solving, creating strong social connections, and improving verbal and non-verbal communication. Combining horsemanship with therapy.
The purpose of Adaptive Riding (AR) is to use horsemanship-related ground-skills and riding activities to improve the cognitive, physical, emotional, and social well-being of individuals with special needs. It is necessary for individuals to have a diagnosed cognitive or physical condition. Participants in this program have conditions which include autism, Down Syndrome, cerebral palsy, brain tumor, traumatic brain injury (TBI), paraplegia, and more.
Everyone is welcome to take our equine riding lessons, regardless of age or ability. There is no prior riding experience necessary. Beginners through advanced riders are welcome. We offer English and Western riding. Both adults and children are welcome.
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
The process of equine-assisted psychotherapy involves horses as part of the therapeutic process. Mental health professionals supervise grooming, feeding, and leading horses as part of their therapeutic activities.
The goals of this form of therapy include helping people develop skills such as emotional regulation, self-confidence, and responsibility.
Saturday Play Day
Don't miss out on visiting the ranch and petting farm with your kids and taking a horseback ride. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes! Vendors are welcome!
Saturdays from 8am-12pm (based on season, check our Facebook). Donations are appreciated, but not required.