Adaptive (Therapeutic) Riding
We offer goal-oriented adaptive riding lessons and unmounted equine-based activities for persons with physical, emotional, cognitive, or social challenges. Lessons are taught by qualified instructors, including those holding PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship) certification. Each lesson combines the benefits of unmounted and mounted equine activities. The real cost is $125/session BUT most of this is underwritten by generous donors and fundraising activities--which leaves a cost of only $30/session.
Children who want to build their literacy skills in a fun way will benefit from our "Pony Partners" Program. We use interaction with our gentle ponies along with many fun and educational activities to help students with reading, literacy, and horsemanship skills. We are now offering this program at Ridin' High's facility as well as a virtual option.
Equine Assisted Activities
Those unable to ride can still benefit from other equine assisted activities and therapies. Participants will gain confidence, improve motor planning skills, and increase functional abilities by interacting with the horses during structured groundwork activities under the guidance of qualified instructors. The real cost is $125/session BUT most of this is underwritten by generous donors and fundraising activities--so the cost for each participant is only $30/session.
Horses. Hope. Healing.
The "Horses. Hope. Healing." program focuses on helping participants recover from traumatic events (such as Adverse Childhood Experiences or ACEs) by providing a safe, encouraging environment and positive interaction with the staff and horses. Several evidence-based studies indicate that equine assisted activities and therapies significantly help those who have undergone negative life events.
First Responders / Veterans Program
This program focuses on unmounted activities and relationship building with the horse. Horses are unique in their character and temperament, which can help persons with PTSD gain the inner strength and peace to face life’s challenges. Since the program is also led by first responders, they understand those challenges in a way that others can't. This program is being offered at NO COST to first responders and veterans as a way of saying 'thank you' to those who have served. If you (or someone you know) is interested in this program, please contact us at [email protected] (or talk with Linda or Pat at Ridin' High).
Summer Day Camp
Our summer day riding camp for typical/able-bodied riders as well as those with ACEs offers horse-related activities, crafts, games (and riding, of course!) using our quiet therapy horses. Children will learn riding and horsemanship skills as well as how to care for horses. Of course, the socialization with other like-minded children is valuable, too! The monies from the camp will also go to help support Ridin' High's therapeutic riding program for children with disabilities.
You can find out more about each of the programs by following the links. We'd love to talk personally with you about Ridin' High can benefit you. Since we're involved many hours each day helping our riders or training horses, the best way to reach us is to email us at [email protected] We'll respond by email; you can also include your phone number if you prefer a call back.