Using horseback riding and horsemanship, the Hooves on the Horizon program provides therapy and recreation opportunities to children
and youth who have a diverse range of physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities. Experiences with a horse can positively
affect a person's life. Horseback riding can improve a rider's strength, balance, postural control, muscle tone, coordination
and motor skills. While riding, one can also make gains in sensory processing, confidence, and emotional well-being, as well
as communication, cognitive development and ability to focus, among other things.
Lessons are taught in a private or small group
format, by a teacher who is trained in Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) methods.
include an indoor arena so lessons can continue all during the year.
For more information about therapeutic riding, visit the PATH
website at www.pathintl.org