The goal of Hope Reins Therapeutic Riding Program is to not only improve the student's riding skills, but to enhance cognitive, perceptual and motor skills through an integrative and goal-oriented approach.
Our professionals work with assistants and volunteers to plan and implement the best possible riding program for each participant. Participants in our program show improvement in balance, muscle tone, posture, flexibility, and motor planning; as well as cognitive abilities, social skills and emotional and psychological well-being. Evaluations and progress reports are provided at regular intervals throughout the program.
Hope Reins serves individuals from 4 years old and up who have cognitive, physical, and emotional disabilities. Although we can serve most individuals, there are some precautions and contraindications to consider. An initial evaluation is required at the cost of $40.00, all other required forms can be downloaded below. For detailed price & policy information, please read our rider information sheet. See downloads below.
Hope Reins offers SCHOLARSHIP programs for those riders that may need financial assistance. Scholarships are awarded based on availability and need.
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Hope Reins is a PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsmanship International) Premier Accredited Center (PAC) with Path Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructors on staff. Our instructors are patient, kind and experienced in the art of teaching riding and horsemanship. Our equine partners are calm, quiet, gentle and affectionate.
"Therapeutic 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."
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