Adaptive Riding

Adaptive riding is an equine-assisted activity for the purpose of contributing positively to the cognitive, physical, emotional and social well-being of individuals with special needs. Therapeutic riding provides benefits in the areas of health, education, sport and recreation & leisure.”

PATH Intl. 2018

Benefits of Adaptive riding:

  • Promotes strength
  • Improves balance
  • Improves core stability
  • Increased flexibility
  • Encourages social interaction
  • Builds self-confidence
  • Encourages self-awareness and self-control

Adaptive riding focuses on learning horsemanship and riding skills and is provided by our PATH Intl certified instructor Sally Conrad who has over 30 years of teaching and equine experience. Adaptive riding lessons use teaching techniques and special adaptive equipment to reach each individual’s needs and customizes the learning environment to fit the riders abilities. Adaptive riding focuses on the development of horsemanship skills and progression of the rider. Often families will report an increase in physical strength, cognitive ability and forethought, an increase in confidence and self-awareness, and improved social skills as a result of interacting with horses.