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. 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.
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.
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.
What's better for building confidence and reducing stress/anxiety than riding a horse? To help those who need to mitigate the effects of pandemic or life-induced stress, we offer confidence-building / stress reducing oriented lessons. Our quiet horses and experienced instructors can help riders learn horsemanship skills and reach life goals. We serve all ages in this program.
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.