Therapeutic Riding

                          Therapeutic Riding

Riders gain confidence, improve balance, increase self-awareness, develop communication skills, expand awareness of others, build relationships with horses.


 Our Therapeutic Riding Lessons are:

  • Taught by Kay Firor, PATH- trained Therapeutic Riding Instructor
  • Held in small groups of 3 riders, allowing for individualized attention
  • Taught in six weeks, one hour lesson each week
  • Participants are people with special needs
  • Co-facilitated by Volunteers and a Clover Haven approved Equine Specialist

Kay leads the group through a variety of activities on horseback or on the ground, while working on the targeted therapeutic goals individually set for each participant. This is a series of horseback riding lessons designed to teach horsemanship skills, while also targeting therapeutic goals, which might include physical, emotional, behavioral, cognitive, and/or social skills.  

  • Summer Class: July 11 – August 15, 2019OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
  • Fall Class: TBD
  • Registration Fee: $270 per rider

To register contact Clover Haven at (541) 562-1257 or message us on Facebook

 

What is Therapeutic  Riding? 

Therapeutic Riding participants come to Clover Haven once per week for 6 weeks for a small-group riding lesson given by a PATH-trained instructor.  Volunteers and an Equine Specialist are on hand to help ensure a safe environment.  The instructor leads the group through a variety of activities on horseback and on the ground, while working on the targeted therapeutic goals individually set for each participant.

Therapeutic Riding can help participants with a variety of disabilities:

  • Improve balance and body awareness
  • Develop core strength, and improve posture, flexibility, and coordination
  • Enhance listening and language skills
  • Learn sequencing, patterns, and motor planning
  • Bond with a special horse
  • Find the courage to face fears and to deal with frustration
  • Profoundly increase self-esteem and independence
  • Improve tactile awareness and sensory integration
  • Learn about cooperation, teamwork, friendship, and compassion.