Therapeutic Riding and Horsemanship
Therapeutic Riding (TR) teaches a person with disabilities how to ride a horse while incorporating a wide range of therapeutic goals. Each lesson is designed to meet physical, educational, emotional and/or social skill goals based on the rider’s individual needs, interests and goals.
We serve people with a wide variety of disabilities including autism, ADHD, learning disabilities, cognitive impairments, visual and hearing impairments, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, developmental delays, neurocognitive disorders, chromosonal anomalies, amputations and other physical disabilities, degenerative diseases including dementia, spinal cord and brain injury, and speech and language disorders.
Each potential client is given a thorough assessment of their physical and mental strengths as well as needs. From that assessment we pair the client with a horse (or horses!) and volunteers. Benefits of our programs include improvements in fine and gross motor skills, communication and social function, self-regulation and cognitive skills, sensory integration, balance and coordination, memory, concentration, and self-esteem. In addition, clients learn to connect and partner with a majestic animal that is valued throughout Puerto Rican culture.
We have limited scholarships available for those who qualify. Please contact us for more information.