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Nestldown Therapeutic Riding Center, located off Summit and Old Santa Cruz road is looking for reliable volunteers committed to our mission. Our mission is to work with people who have functional diversity otherwise known as special needs, and teach them how to ride horses. The benefits of therapeutic riding include improved posture and balance, stronger muscles, cognitive improvements, improved hand-eye coordination, improved fine and gross motor control, enhanced communication skills, increased self-confidence and self-esteem and new problem solving skills. Many riders experience a freedom of motion and ability they simply do not or cannot enjoy in other aspects of their lives.
Nestldown Therapeutic Riding Center is located just ten minutes past Los Gatos, CA in the Santa Cruz Mountains. We are a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that provides horseback riding lessons to anyone interested in the strong and reciprocal bond between horses and people. We focus on the relationship between horses and those with disabilities, at risk youth, and veterans. We accept all experience levels and horseback riding is not required.
NESTLDOWN THERAPEUTIC RIDING CENTER accepts donations. Donate Now.