Therapeutic Riding Program's Class Offerings

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Therapeutic Horsemanship (Grooming) Classes:  This class is great for those who aren't quite ready to get on the horse yet or for those whom riding is contraindicated.  The focus is on getting comfortable being around horses.  Participants will have the opportunity to groom, lead, saddle and bridle the horse as well as learn the correct nomenclature for common horse terms including the horse anatomy.  Classes are 45 minutes long, once a week, and are offered at various times each session.  Fee charged, ($100-$135 per 5-8 week session).

Therapeutic Riding:  These classes are conducted on horseback and are tailored around the physical, emotional and cognitive needs of the student.  Wherever possible classes are arranged around the age and riding level of the students and generally incorporate a period for stretching and physical movement as well as games and activities.  The class is conducted primarily at the walk with some students trotting if appropriate.  All students start with 2 sidewalkers and a leader.  Leaders and sidewalkers are removed if and when the student has demonstrated adequate balance and control of the horse to warrant so.  Classes are 45 minutes long, once a week, and are offered at various times each session.  Fee charged, ($200- $275 per 5-8 week session).