Our therapeutic/adaptive riding classes are taught by PATH certified instructors who teach riding skills in a welcoming, friendly, and supportive environment. At this time we offer semi-private or private lessons for individuals with a variety of special needs and disabilities. Whether students are learning to ride independently or need the support of a horse leader and 1 - 2 sidewalkers to be successful, they will gain skills in physical, emotional, and social development.
We start with an evaluation at the farm to help determine appropriate class placement. The cost of the evaluation is $55. Lessons cost $50 - 60 depending on class length. Lessons occur weekly in a session format, with most sessions lasting 4 - 8 weeks. Services may qualify for payment via your Health Savings Account, depending on your policy's requirements, and financial aid is available.
If you are interested in our therapeutic riding program please complete a new client application. We offer limited financial assistance based on need, using the financial assistance application. If you have more questions, please don't hesitate to call 919-304-1009, or email us.
Please be aware that we do have a significant wait list at this time; if you are interested in this service for you or your child, we recommend completing the new client application to be placed on the wait list.
Benefits of Therapeutic Riding
Clients often make gains in strength, balance, and motor coordination.
Clients usually see improvements in self-confidence, self-image, and independence.
Clients practice planning, cause and effect, memory, body awareness, attention span, social interaction, and more.