“Providing horseback riding opportunities to people of all ages, with and without special needs”

Special-needs individuals are often faced with failure in social and academic areas...they generally read poorly, experience frustration with receptive and expressive language, exhibit poor social skills, and lack the physical abilities to compete in athletics
Therapeutic riding teaches individuals basic riding skills (such as mounting/dismounting, riding positions, maneuvering the horse, and various gaits), which promote physical, emotional, and psychological developments. The specific objectives of the lessons vary with each rider’s needs.

Some of the benefits include:

  • Self-esteem
  • Trust building
  • Increased ability to listen, follow instructions and learn
  • Working in groups or as a team
  • Building positive relationships with others and horses
  • Accepting responsibility
  • Gain respect for themselves as well as others
  • Learn responsibility

Most importantly students of Once Upon A Horse have fun!