We offer goal-oriented adaptive riding lessons 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. (We do not offer Hippotherapy, which is always supervised by a team of therapists and medical professionals.)
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 "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.
We offer riding lessons to 'typical' (able-bodied) participants who simply want to learn riding skills. Our quiet horses and experienced instructors can help riders learn horsemanship skills and reach their goals. The cost of the lessons is competitive and lesson monies generated help to support our adaptive (therapeutic) riding program.
Our summer day riding camp for typical/able-bodied riders 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. Of course, we'd love to talk personally with you about Ridin' High can benefit you, your school, or your family member. Call our office at 423-585-0331 (or email us at email@example.com).