THERAPEUTIC EQUESTRIAN CENTER
- Children & Youth
- People with Disabilities
- Veterans & Military Families
Location615 N M 140Watervliet, MI 49098 United States
The mission of the Therapeutic Equestrian Center (TEC) is to enhance the lives of people with special needs through horse-related activities.
TEC is a non-profit 501(3)c service oraganization which provides year-round therapeutic horse-related activities to those with special needs. TEC exists to enhance the lives of people with special needs through engaging them in horse-related activities TEC's therapeutic riding program helps people from children to seniors find hope and reach potentials they never thought possible. Participants benefit in. Wide variety of ways. Therapeutic riding is a form of physical exercise. Physical therapists state that the horse's movements mirror people walking with benefits that can't be replicated in a clinic. Horses sense our emotions allowing a special connection between them and their rider. That connection mau motivate a rider to utter their first words and empower them for their first time in their lives to be in control of a situation. Riders often also experience as bebefits such as greater ability to stay focused, behavioral improvements, and increased muscle strength. These benefits can improve classroom experiences as educators often see improvements as skills acquired in school are applied In new settings.