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Adaptive Riding

What is Adaptive Riding?

Adaptive Riding (AR), formerly known as Therapeutic Riding, is a branch of Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) in which participants learn a “whole horse” approach to horsemanship and horseback riding skills.A disability does not have to limit a person from riding horses. In fact, experiencing the motion of a horse can be very therapeutic. Because horseback riding rhythmically moves the rider's body in a manner similar to a human gait, riders with physical disabilities often show improvement in flexibility, balance and muscle strength.

At Promise Ranch, AR lessons are provided under the direction of a PATH Int’l. Certified therapeutic riding instructor, and are tailored to meet each participant’s needs and desires. In addition to teaching the skills listed below (among many others), our instructors also include a variety of fun and educational games and activities that enhance each lesson experience.

Select each of the following to see what you will learn:

At Promise Ranch, we focus on teaching to the participant’s interests and are happy to help provide a well-rounded equestrian education and experience.