Therapeutic Riding focuses on teaching the participant riding skills while adapting the
skills to whatever level is safe and most beneficial for each individual. Our staff of
certified therapeutic riding instructors are specially trained to work with individuals with
special needs and maintain a high standard of safety while also helping the participant to
further their riding goals. While therapeutic riding focuses on teaching riding skills, other
documented benefits include improved gross and fine motor skills, social skills, improved
balanced, core strength and communication skills.
These lessons will offer opportunities for learning horsemanship skills as basic as grooming and leading to as advanced as lunging, round penning, and horse desensitization. Ground School lessons are a great way to further your knowledge in different training techniques, and learn new skills that can help in your transition to mounted activities, including developing a strong partnership with the horse. Similar to our Therapeutic Riding Mounted Curriculum, our certified therapeutic riding instructors maintain a high degree of safety and the ability to adapt the skills to whatever level is safe and most beneficial for each participant.
Horseshoes for heroes
The purpose of our Equine Services Horseshoes for Heroes program is to provide veterans and active duty service members with the opportunity to learn and practice horsemanship skills through both our therapeutic riding and ground school programs. Some documented benefits in participants in an Equine Services for Heroes program included lowered symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, stress and depression, as well as a more positive outlook on life. For this program we have also partnered with The Wounded Warrior Foundation to better serve veterans in Eastern NC.