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The Right Path Riding Academy

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The Right Path Theraputic Riding & Driving Program serves special needs children and adults, and Veterans. Our program has been going for 22 years, enhancing the lives of people who are differently-abled due to physical/mental challenges they face.

We need horse leaders (lead the horse) and sidewalkers (walk beside the horse to support the rider) weekly during the school year. Wednesday and Thursday 9am-1pm, 3pm to 4pm, and 5pm-6pm; and Friday 9am to 1pm are the class times we most need volunteers. We appreciate a commitment for the whole 12 week semester since riders find comfort in consistency.

No experience necessary. Training is required and provided onsite. Training is scheduled for February 2, 10:00am to 3:00pm. If this training date conflicts with your schedule, please let us know and we will work with you.

Right Path is a great place to serve! It’s amazing to see how horses can help people in so many ways. Rain or shine, we are here providing free equine assisted activities and therapies to those who want and need them. Please visit our website at for more information.

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About The Right Path Riding Academy


16620 Old Shamrock Hwy, Drumright, OK 74030, US

Mission Statement

To provide an equestrian environment where special needs children and adults can achieve their highest potential - physically, emotionally, and cognitively - through the unique avenue of therapeutic horseback riding, cart driving, and other equine-assisted activiteis. "Horses that Heal and Heart that Care" is our motto.


We are a non profit organization created to help people with special needs enjoy the benefits of equine assisted activities. These include riding, cart driving, grooming, ground exercises, and other activities associated with horses. We use certified instructors and trained volunteers to plan and implement individualized programs for each student. Located on a cattle ranch south of Drumright in Creek County and founded by Leslie Kirkland, a registered prhysical therapist, we have provided these services for those with special needs since 1996.

The benefits that occur because of the horse's movement are improved balance, core strength, posture, and mobility. The horse as a motivator can help stimulate children with speech problems, learning delays.

We have indoor and outdoor arenas. Children attend a 1 hour class once a week and class days are Mon.through Fri., days and evenings.

Fundraising activities occur throughout the year, and our major fundraiser is held in October.


Mon Feb 03, 2020 - Mon Apr 20, 2020
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM  


16620 Old Shamrock HwyDrumright, OK 74030



  • Mentoring
  • Youth Services
  • Child Development
  • Physical Education
  • Special Needs
  • Social Work


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • One to 4 hours per week for a 10 to 12 week semester
  • Physically able to assist riders and follow instruction. Be able to walk for 1 hr.

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