Our Therapeutic Horsemanship & Riding Program provides therapeutic lessons to children and adults with special needs, using the
horse as a partner to benefit the mind and body. The lessons focus on increasing individual riding skills while gaining therapeutic benefits
such as increased muscle tone, strength, and self-esteem, all in a safe and fun environment.
We generally begin in May, depending on the weather. We schedule private lessons in six-week sessions and typically can hold three
sessions from spring through fall, weather permitting.
Each lesson lasts approximately 30 or 45 minutes and is tailored specifically for the abilities, needs, and goals of the rider. We typically
include ground work (grooming, tacking, leading the horse, and general horsemanship skills) and the riding lesson in the arena or
occasionally on the trail. Our head instructor is PATH Intl. certified.
Unmounted lessons are also available for those unable to ride and may include general horsemanship education, horse bathing, horse
health and other related activities. These lessons can provide many therapeutic benefits, new learning experiences, and opportunities for
bonding with the horses.
CANCELLATION, LATE ARRIVALS, AND MAKE-UP LESSONS
Every attempt will be made to avoid cancellations. However, if the instructor must cancel a lesson you will be notified by phone and the
lesson will be rescheduled either another day during that week is available, or by adding an additional week to the 6-week session at the
normal time slot.
If you cannot attend a lesson please notify us by phone at least 24 hours in advance and we will be happy to reschedule that week if
possible or add to the end of the 6 week session. Last minute cancellations or “no-shows” will typically not be made up. If you know you
will be arriving late, please call us and we will do our best to accommodate. We cannot guarantee that we can still conduct the full
lesson if we have commitments in the next time period.
FAMILY MEMBERS, CAREGIVERS AND GUESTS
Family members, care givers and guests may watch lessons, but are asked to watch quietly outside the lesson area/arena unless
specifically designated as a working volunteer. All visiting children must be kept quiet and under the direct supervision of a parent or
adult care giver at all times to prevent distraction to the rider, horse, or staff/volunteers as well as to insure the safety of all.
Lesson fees can be made on a weekly basis at the full weekly rate, or at the discounted rate if the 6-week session is paid in full on or
prior to the first lesson
2017 FEES / PAYMENTS
Prepaid Discount Rate
Prepaid Discount Rate
6 Week 30 Minute Private
6 Week 45 Minute Private