OUR PROGRAMS

therapeutic

riding

Fall 2020 Update: Mounted Curriculum Inactive due to Covid-19 Pandemic;

please see Ground School

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.

ground

school

​Fall 2020 Update: Program Active with Covid-19 Restrictions

Ground School lessons are the focus of our Fall 2020 Lesson Program. 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.

equine services for heroes

Fall 2020 Update: Ground School Active with Covid-19 Restrictions;

Mounted Curriculum Inactive due to Covid-19 Pandemic

 

The purpose of our Equine Services 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.

healing with

horses

Fall 2020 Update: Program Inactive

 

Healing with Horses cancer survivors group is a program done in partnership with Vidant
Medical Center that uses a ground horsemanship based curriculum in conjunction with
group therapy. Participants will spend the first hour learning a horsemanship skill such as
grooming, leading, round penning, etc. and the second hour of the session is spent in a
group therapy session. Participants in this program have grown in confidence, have a
higher self esteem and lowered symptoms of anxiety and depression.

equine facilitated psychotherapy

Fall 2020 Update: Program Inactive

 

Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP) is a ground-based activity that utilizes a Mental Health Therapist in conjunction with an Equine Specialist to help participants reach their therapeutic goals through partnership with the horse and learning horsemanship skills. It has been found that participants in EFP have achieved their goals 50% faster than those in traditional therapy sessions. EFP can be done in a group or private setting.

equine assisted learning

Fall 2020 Update: Program Inactive

 

Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) is a ground-based experiential learning approach in partnership with an educator that helps participants learn life skills and achieve educational, professional and personal goals through partnership with the horse and learning horsemanship skills. EAL is offered in both individual and group settings.

Contact Us

ROCKING HORSE RANCH

1721 BLUE BANKS FARM RD
GREENVILLE, NC 27834
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