The average therapeutic riding session is thirty minutes and consists of grooming, leading, tacking, and riding. Unlike other programs that do large group sessions, our therapeutic riding lessons are done on an individual basis to assure the client gets the most benefit from their session. Doing it this way does cost more per hour but we find the benefits to much outweigh the costs. We make adjustments to the equipment and content of the lesson based on the need of the individual. Riders benefit from all aspects of the lesson by improving motor skills and following directions while grooming, increased confidence while leading, and increased core and leg strength while riding, just to name a few. Our clients have a wide range of abilities from being totally independent to those who rely on wheelchair assistance.
Our mission at Still Waters Equestrian Academy is to share gods gift of horses with anyone, no matter their age, income, or ability. Morning Star Riding Center is here to help us better serve people with special abilities that may not otherwise get the opportunity to work with horses.
Our center is proud to be a member of PATH International, the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship. This means that we follow a set of guidelines that are put into place by some of the best equine therapists in the industry. We are working toward our goal of becoming a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center, and hope to achieve accreditation by next year. This also means that our therapeutic riding instructors have achieved certification through PATH in order to provide the safest and most beneficial sessions possible. For more information about PATH and what it means to be an accredited center, visit their website at http://www.pathintl.org.
If you or someone you know is interested in enrolling in Morning Star’s Therapeutic Horsemanship program, please contact our program director, Tori Lee, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (402) 432-3107.
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Morning Star Riding Center is a part of Still Waters Equestrian Academy