Ride On is an adaptive therapeutic riding lesson for handicapped children, youth, and adults.
This riding program is for clients with physical, mental, or behavioral challenges. All sessions are taught by a PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International) Instructor who teams with volunteers for riding and horsemanship lessons that promote physical, mental, emotional, and social skills. In therapeutic riding lessons, clients learn riding and horsemanship skills. Lessons are tailored according to each individual’s abilities and goals.
For individuals with mental or emotional disabilities, the unique relationship formed with the horse can lead to increased confidence, patience, and self-esteem. The sense of independence found on horseback benefits all who ride. The therapeutic qualities of horseback riding are recognized by many medical professionals, including the American Physical Therapy Association and the American Occupational Therapy Association.