Equine Therapy

Equine Therapy is for the following disorders: ADD, CP, depression, anxiety, autism, drug and alcohol addiction, Downs Syndrome, and PTSD, among others. Saddle Up is not a place just for riding in the box. Saddle Up’s arena-based program includes barn orientation/safety, horse grooming, tacking, behavior around horses, controlling the horse, and arena riding.

Equine Therapy

Equine Therapy is for the following disorders: ADD, CP, depression, anxiety, autism, drug and alcohol addiction, Downs Syndrome, and PTSD, among others. Saddle Up is not a place just for riding in the box. Saddle Up’s arena-based program includes barn orientation/safety, horse grooming, tacking, behavior around horses, controlling the horse, and arena riding.

What makes therapeutic riding so special

Bonding & Relationships

Psychological bonding and relationship building

Self Esteem

Lifting of the sprit, improved self-esteem and self confidence

Social Interaction

Increased attention span and social interaction

Health Benefits

Improved balance, posture, and flexibility.

Participants work on posture, getting exercise, stretching, working muscles and strengthening body core. We teach a variety of things about the horse and horsemanship to get the participants comfortable with the horse before they actually get on.

Horse handlers and side walkers are used with each participant for safety.  

Classes are 40 min for group riding, classes are held on Saturdays and Tuesdays.

The bonding between horse and rider and the relationships with instructors and volunteers has now been proven to be beneficial to many with a variety of challenges. For the physically handicapped rider, horseback riding gently and rhythmically moves horse’ bodies, naturally mimicking human gait. Studies have shown that therapeutic riding provides the following benefits.

Therapeutic Riding and Equine Assisted Activities and Therapy is for the following disorders: 

Session Pricing

Barn Life

Learn how to Ride and Care for a Horse
$ 45
00
Session
  • Grooming
  • Safety
  • Orientation
  • Tacking

Group Class

Learn to Ride with a small group
$ 40
00
40 Minutes
  • Grooming
  • Safety
  • Orientation
  • Tacking

Private Session

One on One Lessons just for You
$ 55
00
40 Minutes
  • Grooming
  • Safety
  • Orientation
  • Tacking

Want To Volunteer And Assist Our Riders Today?

If you enjoy being outside, working with horses and helping the disabled then our therapeutic program is just for you. Program volunteers assist by leading horses or side walking and assisting riders in our classes on Saturday mornings.