Lessons teach riding skills tailored to the needs of each individual. Physical benefits include improved muscle tone, gait, balance and posture. Individual cognitive skills increase through following directions and sequencing. Regulation of emotions and behavior increases as participants learn to communicate successfully with the horses.
To learn more about the benefits of therapeutic riding, visit pathintl.org.
Therapeutic riding lessons are $70 per lesson. Riders register by the session.
Hippotherapy uses the movement of the horse to facilitate individual treatment by a licensed therapist. Simple Changes’ hippotherapy program is conducted in conjunction with progressivepediatrics.net at Simple Changes Farm. Cost is determined by the therapist.
To learn about the benefits of hippotherapy, visit americanhippotherapyassociation.org.
Equine-assisted learning is defined by pathintl.org as: an experiential learning approach that promotes the development of life skills for educational, professional and personal goals through equine-assisted activities.
Rates and syllabus for equine-assisted learning are determined on a group-by-group basis.