All TRI’s horseback riding lessons are taught by PATH International Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructors. Lessons are individually tailored for each participate. The instructors are trained in utilizing adaptive equipment and techniques to facilitate learning how to ride in a safe, effective manner. Their instructors work together to create a wide variety of lesson plans that may include riding skills, games and exercises on horseback designed to meet each student’s needs. Students may have specially trained horse leaders and side helpers who work as an extension of the horse, rider, and instructor.
Adaptive Riding is recreational horseback riding lessons for individuals with special physical, cognitive, and emotional challenges. Riders learn horsemanship and riding skills in an environment tailored to their individual needs and learning skills. Most of the individual goals for those in the adaptive program are riding-skill based but the benefits of riding extend beyond these goals. These benefits include improvements in physical strength, balance, coordination, mobility, self-confidence, self-control, peer interaction and social skills.
Therapeutic Riding is a form of Adaptive Riding for students with greater physical or cognitive challenges. Our certified Therapeutic Riding Instructors design activities for students while on horseback that may include equestrian skills, life skills, and physical exercises. Students in the therapeutic riding program will have individual goals that focus on enhancing sensory processing and physical strength.
Who it serves:
Variety of cognitive, physical & behavioral challenges.
Who it serves: students with special needs including:
- ADD of ADHD
- Developmental Delay
- Learning Disability
- Down Syndrome
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Emotional & Behavioral Challenges
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Cerebral Palsy
- Hearing Impairment
- Spina Bifida
- Tubular Sclerosis
A student who registers to ride for the entire program year beginning in March will be charged $155 a month from March – November or total of 9 payments.
($45 a lesson x 31 weeks = $1395 / 9 months = $155 per month)
TRI programs do not qualify for medical insurance coverage but there are scholarship opportunities