Therapeutic Riding: A mounted, traditional riding disciplines or adaptive riding activities conducted by a certified instructor in private or group lessons. Activities are designed to meet each participant’s needs and may focus on fine/gross motor skills development, balance, strength or coordination. Each riding experience is designed specifically to match participants needs, in a private or group setting. Therapeutic riding is recreational horseback riding lessons adapted to individuals with disabilities. Therapeutic riding is completed by a certified therapeutic horseback riding instructor in conjunction with volunteers. Horses used for therapeutic riding instruction have been screened to make sure they have the appropriate
temperament for this job. Because therapeutic riding is an adaptive/recreational/sport activity, NOT therapy, it is not covered by insurance.
Therapeutic Horsemanship: A un-mounted method of activities for students that may be physically limited for riding or are afraid of riding. Based on their participant interview, some participants may be enrolled into the Therapeutic Horsemanship program instead of Therapeutic Riding. Un-mounted Therapeutic Horsemanship is just as powerful as Therapeutic Riding. Un-mounted activities build confidence, teach leadership and life skills. Fine and gross motor skills develop from grooming, bathing or leading the horse through obstacle courses. Our instructors will tailor your un-mounted experience to match participants needs.
REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPANTS:
Healing Reins participants pay $25 per lesson. Every participant is able to ride on a partial-scholarships thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, donors and local fundraisers that make it possible.
The full cost of a one-hour therapeutic riding lesson is $75.
Instructions for interested Participants:
STEP 1: Download and Complete the Participant Application, you will be asked to have a physician complete the application.
(button below) Please mail to Healing Reins.
STEP 2: A Healing Reins instructor will call you to schedule a Participant Interview, if applicable.
STEP 3: If you are selected to participate in the program, you we be scheduled for a preliminary ride and evaluation.
STEP 4: Participants that are enrolled in the program will have one weekly, 30 min to One hour session depending on the participant.
Costs for participants are $25 per ride.
Please mail Participant Application to:
HEALING REINS THERAPEUTIC RIDING
PO BOX 2027
HENDERSON KY 42419
OR e-mail to: