OUR THERAPEUTIC RIDING PROGRAM NEEDS VOLUNTEERS!
Come volunteer and benefit from the joy we each experience while
we are with the horses. Feel the satisfaction of contributing
to the physical and emotional well-being of our students.
Participate in our Volunteer Training Program:
We welcome you and your skills to our program. Managerial, administrative
and organizational skills are appreciated too. We value what you enjoy
No equine experience necessary!
Therapeutic Riding Program
Riding on horseback offers many benefits and advantages for individuals with learning and communication differences, emotional and social growth, and physical differences. The physical motion of the horse stimulates the areas of the brain associated with walking. It has a cadence that the human body can respond to and helps the rider to develop balance, coordination, and rhythm through the use of exercises and activities. Communicating with the horse, whether through verbal commands or physical signals using the hands and legs, results in the horse performing the tasks the rider has asked for. It is possible to set up situations in which the rider can experience immediate success.
The student uses gross motor skills grooming the horse before or after the ride when grasping the brush firmly, and is often required to switch hands for brushing different parts of the horse’s body. The activity of grooming requires the student to cross the midline. It is a wonderful way to connect to the horse in a non-threatening way. We have found that, in our frenzied and hectic lives, the peaceful and serene farm environment soothes the soul.
Please contact Vera at 215-595-7825 To schedule an appointment.
Your support and contributions will help us to provide services. Your generous donation will fund our mission - "To foster connection and well-being through creative horsemanship in an environment of love and trust."