Special Needs Riding Lessons
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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:
or call 724 875 2834 and ask for Betty