Therapeutic Riding Program
Taught by instructors who are certified by PATH International - Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (formerly NARHA), Therapeutic Riding lessons are designed for children and adults with physical, cognitive, psychological, and developmental impairments, and are intended to improve the overall quality of life of the rider. Each lesson is designed to meet the individual needs and goals of each rider based on an initial assessment of each client's skills and abilities. Our specially trained horses and volunteers ensure that each rider has a unique opportunity to reach their potential in a safe environment.
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We provide scholarships!
Thanks to the generosity of our donors, Horseshoes of Hope Equine Academy is proud to offer both full and partial scholarships to assist in covering the costs associated with taking therapeutic riding lessons.
Equine Facilitated Learning
Designed to meet the individual needs of each group, Equine Facilitated Learning activities provide a unique opportunity to develop skills outside of the classroom setting in a fun and exciting environment. Programs can be designed to fulfill state educational standards, meet basic badge requirements for scouts, or can be developed to meet your unique needs!
Horseshoes of Hope Equine Academy
5040 State Road 67 North
Martinsville, IN 46151
Interested in adding a unique twist to your next corporate or group retreat? Horseshoes of Hope provides innovative programming to help our clients realize their true potential. Sessions related to leadership development, communication skills, and teamwork can all be scheduled to help propel your organization to the next level.
Therapeutic Riding Session begins
A physical, occupational and speech therapy treatment strategy that utilizes movement of the horse. It is provided in a PT, OT and/or Speech treatment session by trained and certified therapists. . In hippotherapy, the rider engages in activities on the horse that are enjoyable and challenging, although specific riding skills are not taught as in therapeutic riding. The therapist directs the horse’s movement and carefully grades sensory input, while the rider benefits from a foundation which is established through the movement of the horse to improve the neurological function and sensory processing.
* A doctor's prescription is required for hippotherapy!
being accepted for Fall Therapeutic Riding beginning 9/17/13!
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