Help...volunteers needed, be a part of "TheDream Team." Volunteers are a key part of Daydream Farms Therapeutic Riding Program. No previous experience needed! Learn to groom, tack horses, and assist with lessons while helping people with disabilities improve their physical and social capabilities. Please contact us for more information on how to volunteer.
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Therapeutic Riding is the use of a horse in order to achieve goals that enhance physical, emotional, social, and educational skills for those with disabilities. It not only focuses on the therapeutic riding skills but also the development of a relationship between horse and rider.
Therapeutic Riding techniques used today started with Liz Hartel from Denmark. Her legs were paralyzed from polio but with therapy she was able to win the silver medal for dressage in the 1952 Olympic Games.
Lessons are structured so physical skills are appropriately addressed, and educational components will also be used at times as part of the activities done on horseback. Private individual, double, or group lessons are available. Contact us for more information or to enroll in the Therapeutic Riding Lesson Program.
Therapeutic Riding Improves:
Who does Therapeutic Riding Help?
Therapeutic riding participants include children and adults with physical, cognitive, emotional, and social disabilities and challenges. Disabilities served: ADD or other Hyperactivity Disorder, Amputee, At Risk Youth, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Blind, Down Syndrome, Genetic Conditions/Disorders, Head Trauma/Brain Injury, Hearing Impairment, Intellectual Disability, Learning Disability, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Orthopedic Paralysis, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Speech Impairment, Spina Bifida, Spinal Cord Injury, and Stroke.