Horse therapy with disabilities

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What To Expect In Our Therapeutic Horseback Riding Class

Safe Haven Farms operates under the rules and regulations of P.A.T.H. Our classes are an hour in length. In that time period the rider participates in grooming the horse, mounting, exercises on horseback, an activity related to a skill which is used in a game on horseback, dismounting and helmet removal. We take full advantage of the work around the horse as a multi-sensory experience. You should expect the mounted riding time to be 20-40 minutes.

Our program would not exist without the persons who give their heart and hands to volunteer. Al that we are able to do depends on their assistance and availability at the time. A volunteer will go with the rider prior to class to get a regulation helmet. We make every effort to allow parents and visitors to watch what is happening between their rider and the horse. Therefore, we prefer not to have parents volunteer during the class period. Some parents wish to volunteer. If so, we recommend that they volunteer during another class.

While we monitor our horses 365 days a year, horses are unpredictable. The instructor is managing horses, riders, volunteers, visitors and whatever else may be occurring in the surrounding area all at one time. Horses are most closely related to deer. They notice any change in their environment and will respond. This response may be detrimental to the safety of riders, volunteers, horse and onlookers. Therefore, if you are an observer, we ask you to sit quietly in the designated area. Only volunteers and riders are allowed in the riding ring.

We welcome any comment and suggestions. If you are unable to speak to use before or after the class, please call our Program Director at 513-324-5226 and leave a message or email us at - we will be in touch as soon as possible.

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PO BOX 633, MONROE, OH 45050, US

Mission Statement

Safe Haven Farms is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization offering residential, day and community services for adults with developmental disabilities. Safe Haven believes that every individual served has the right to live, work, learn, and play in a safe and accepting farm environment where all are respected and valued as contributing community members.


  • Acquired a 60 acre property near Middletown, Ohio.

  • With the generous support of the Hatton Foundation, built the Hatton Center to support indoor activities year-round, and especially in the winter.

  • Equipped the Hatton Center with an arts & crafts room, a sensory room, a learning center and more.

  • Made numerous property improvements.

  • Partnered with Bittersweet Farms to operate the farm and a day program capable of serving up to 32 adults with autism.

  • Constructed four, four-bedroom houses in the adjacent residential setting.

  • With the generous support of Impact 100, developed indoor and outdoor riding arenas and launched a therapeutic equestrian program.


We'll work with your schedule.


5970 no manns rdmiddletown, OH 45042



  • Multi-Tasking
  • Problem Solving
  • Equestrian
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Special Needs


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours a week

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