Recreational Therapeutic Riding Program
FORMS THAT MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE ENROLLMENT CAN BEGIN
MD, OT, PT, PA, NP prescription for riding - before enrolling when deemed necessary
Completed health form with current health issues listed
Liability release form
This program is for regular education (able bodied/minded) children with
ADA recognized disabilities. These students must be in regular classroom settings at
school, they would have either a physical, emotional, social, or cognitive disability or
a chronic illness
that a doctor would recommend horseback riding for. Children in this
program ride in regular, larger group lessons. You would not be able to
"see" their disabilities without being told about them.
Examples served here in the past few years are: Autoimmune diseases such as Crones or Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis,
Musculoskeletal disorders such as Ellers Danlone syndrome (loose joints) and scoliosis of the spine,
ADHD, Aspergers, OCD, Anxiety disorders, dyslexia, emotional and social issues, cancer.
If you weren't told about these children's disabilities, you wouldn't know they had them. Horseback riding is the great equalizer! We only focus on what a child can do, not what they can't do! You wouldn't be able to pick these kids out on a "normal day." Horseback riding does so much good for them and brings out the best in them.
riding helps with more issues than you think. The major categories are
Mental, Developmental, Cognitive, Neurological, Physical, and Emotional Disabilities.
ADA definition of a disability: Any physiological disorder or condition, cosmetic disfigurement, or anatomical loss affecting one or more of the following body systems: neurological, musculoskeletal, special sense organs, respiratory (including speech organs), cardiovascular, reproductive, digestive, genitourinary, hemic and lymphatic, skin, and endocrine.
THERE ARE TWO
CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
HERE AT THE FARM. THIS IS ONE OF THEM.
RECREATIONAL THERAPEUTIC RIDING LESSONS
Disabilities that usually qualify a child to participate in regular group lessons
There are MANY Recognized Disabilities that I work with on a weekly basis.
These kids participate in the able-body/minded group lessons.
Children must be evaluated for acceptance in terms of suitability of placement and safety.
These students do not require volunteers to participate in the program because they ride independently/without assistance
and can safely follow directions.
We reserve the right to refuse service to any rider for any reason.