Horseback riding is naturally therapeutic. Whether they have physical, cognitive, sensory or emotional disabilities, participants benefit from riding or working with horses.
Kathleen's arena-based program includes a one on one ranch orientation and instruction on grooming, tacking, behavior around horses, controlling the horse, and arena riding. Safety precautions are taken at all times, such as one person leading the horse, and or another person walking along the side of the horse to help a rider with balance issues.
“The whole ranch experience really makes it attractive.”
“Horseback riding is naturally therapeutic,”
Therapeutic riding can benefit individuals in a number of ways, including physically, cognitively, emotionally, and socially. Kathleen Elliott focus is on teaching horsemanship skills), horseback riding, and other horse-related activities such as:
Helps engages riders cognitively through motor planning activities
Can help Stimulates the vestibular, nervous, and circulatory systems
Can help Improves balance, posture, and coordination
Strengthens core muscles necessary for walking
Can passively stretches tight muscles
Can also Incorporates diverse tactile integration opportunities and so much more!