Special Needs Riding  Lessons

wildwin@comcast.net

CHECK OUT THE WEB AND OR CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR ABOUT GRANTS THAT ARE AVAILABLE FOR RIDING LESSONS.

 

 

We offer riding for mildly disabled children. 

We are NOT wheelchair accessible.

Weight limit is 150#

 

Nick riding Miss Molly.

Tara on Mickey Mouse.

Nick on Miss Molly

 

 

**Riding is beneficial because the motion of the horse provides the rider hip and back action that stimulates natural walking.

**Riding relaxes and strengthens muscles.

**Riding improves body tone, posture, balance, joint mobility and coordination

**The warm body and rhythmical movements of the horse act as natural relaxants.

 

Let your child experience a form of independency rarely equaled.  All of a sudden they are the ones looking down from the back of a warm animal and a friend—NOT JUST A CLINICAL AID.

 

Prices for these lessons vary depending on the length of the lesson and the amount of assistance required.   Some students can ride a full hour with only one instructor needed $35.-  Others do better with just a half hour $25.- with one instructor.  Or for a rider needing the assistance of two instructors the cost is $35.- for a half hour.  We even do slightly shorter lessons for those who can't ride even the 1/2 hour due to attention or physical problems. 

 

Also included in the lesson—Is time for your child to spend with the horse—bonding.  This is achieved thru learning how to groom , and just spending time interacting with the horse.—before and after the actual ride. 

Nick brushing Miss Molly before his ride.

 

Before beginning any activity like this with a handicapped rider—please get permission from your doctor. 

 We will also work with your child’s physical therapist.

If you would like more info on these lessons you may contact us at:

wildwin@comcast.net

or call 724 875 2834 and ask for Betty