The Shane Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship provides therapeutic horseback riding in the Central Ohio area. Founded in 1993 as Equine Assisted Therapy, and situated on 40 beautiful acres in Knox County, Equine Assisted Therapy, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life for people who have disabilities by offering innovative equestrian activities. Our participants include children ages 4 and up and adults who have a variety of physical and cognitive disabilities. Some of the disabilities we serve include cerebral palsy, downs syndrome, spina bifida, autism spectrum disorders, multiple sclerosis, developmental delays, learning disabilities, mental retardation, ADD, ADHD, PDD, gross motor delays, hearing impairments, visual impairments, and speech impairments.
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About The Shane Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship
7908 Myers Road, Centerburg, OH 43011, US
Equine Assisted Therapy, Inc. is now The Shane Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship. We are a non-profit, 501 (c) 3 org anizatio n whose mission is to improve the quality of life for people who have disabilities by offering innovative equestrian activities.
Therapeutic Horseback Riding Lessons: Participants use their abilities to learn the actual skills involved in riding a horse. We utilize specially trained horses, volunteers, instructors, and adaptive equipment to encourage participants to be as independent as possible. Riding sessions can include the grooming and tacking of horses, playing with horses on the ground, formal riding instruction, games on horseback, exercises, and sensory trail rides. We currently offer riding lessons with an emphasis in natural horsemanship.
Horsin' Around: This program is designed for independent disabled riders, as well as non-disabled beginner and intermediate kids and adults. Volunteers are welcome too! This program is for people who want to learn to ride or improve their riding skills. Students will be grouped by age and ability for group lessons. Private lessons are available. Classes focus on learning Natural Horsemanship techniques, empowering students to be well-rounded equestrians.