Our programs are designed to meet the individual needs of each rider. This is no pony ride! Group and private lessons are offered to riders with and without special needs. Programming is offered year round and divided into 8 week riding sessions. In addition to riding, our hour long lessons include horse safety skills as well as the care and handling of horses.
Our programs go beyond riding as we teach all of our students the basics of horse care with an emphasis on safety and handling the horse on the ground. Instructors work with participants to establish short and long term goals that ensure the rider receives a fulfilling experience tailored to his or her needs. Individualized curriculum is developed to complement the lesson and focuses on building critical skills unique to each rider
· Therapeutic Riding—Our flagship program uses the medically-acknowledged benefits of riding a horse and provides a fun approach to improving the physical, emotional, and cognitive well-being of our participants. This is no PONY RIDE! Riding a horse helps take our clients beyond the confines of their dis-abilities. Students use their abilities to learn the actual skills involved in riding a horse.
· Horsin’ Around— Designed for independent riders with special needs, as well as typical beginner and intermediate youth and adults. Lessons focus on learning natural horsemanship methods both on the ground and in the saddle. Classes emphasize learning to ride and focus on enabling students to be well rounded equestrians.
· Shane’s Cavalry—This program serves our disabled veterans. Program offerings currently include therapeutic riding and horsin’ around.
Curriculum is developed with written goals and objectives to meet the needs of each rider. Our instructors are certified therapeutic riding professionals and are required to complete 20 hours of continuing education each year. Our volunteers attend regular training sessions and are required to have fingerprinting and background checks. Learn about our wonderful staff.
Our horses are selected and trained specifically for our programs. They receive on-going training and exercise to ensure they are mentally and physically ready for their jobs. Get to know our horses.
State of the art equipment is utilized and adapted as needed to encourage each of our students to be as independent as possible. Our reputation for high quality services and safety speaks for itself!