Therapeutic/Adaptive Riding is recreational horseback riding and horsemanship lessons adapted for each individual’s ability. Adaptive riding utilizes mounted and unmounted activities to provide a unique combination of physical and emotional benefits.

In addition to the quantitative outcomes achieved by adaptive riding, there are immeasurable social and emotional benefits. Horseback riding often improves a participant's quality of life by providing them with an opportunity to bond with their horse,instructor, side walkers, and peers.

Students are enrolled at Hearts on an annual basis. Hearts provides 45 weeks of riding per year. Tuition fees for 45 weekly lessons are pro-rated across the 12 months of the year.

Potential participants must be a minimum of six years old. All applicants will be evaluated for eligibility and potential contraindications to therapeutic riding.

For more information about how to apply, please call 805-364-5206 or email Kristen, [email protected].

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