Therapeutic riding and Equine activities have proven to be rewarding for children/young adults with special needs. Research shows that these individuals who participate in these activities experience physical and emotional rewards.
Riding a horse rhythmically moves the rider’s body in a manner similar to a human gait, so riders show improvement in flexibility, balance, muscle strength and breathing. Equine activities encourage a relationship with the horse, increases self esteem, confidence and patience. As the rider sits on top of the horse he/she has a new view of the world around them.
New riders will have additional $60 fee for helmets.
Life Skills at the Farm
In addition to our therapeutic riding program we offer a community-integrated, hands-on work experience where participants learn the vocational aspects of planting, growing, distributing, and selling their garden vegetables in addition to working with animals, landscaping, painting, and general farm maintenance.
This program provides the experience for young adults/adults with Autism and other special needs the opportunity to cultivate self-esteem, grow a sense of self-worth, and harvest the confidence and passion that come from a job well done!