- Children & Youth
- People with Disabilities
Location954 E. Blackjack RoadPilot Point, TX 76258 United States
WELCOME! We are excited to have you at EQUIHOPE. We’re passionate about the benefits of Equine Therapy! MISSION Serving DFW through Therapeutic Riding & Driving while teaching good horsemanship in a safe environment. VISION To be a leading institution in Therapeutic Riding & Driving while providing world class experiences and exceptional value to our clients and benefactors.
Therapeutic Horsemanship is equestrian skill-based lessons for individuals with disabilities. The focus is skill development and progression to improve the client's physical, cognitive and emotional and/or social skills. These lessons are taught by a PATH certified therapeutic riding instructor, with the assistance of quality volunteer aids. As much as possible, riders participate in pre-mounted and post-mounted horse care. Below are some of the benefits these lessons provide: Physical Benefits: ♦ Strengthen muscles ♦ Improve muscle coordination and motor skills ♦ Improve balance ♦ Improve posture ♦ Increase endurance Social and Emotional Benefits: ♦ Self-esteem ♦ Self-confidence ♦ Social and Communication Skills ♦ Relationship Building ♦ Overcoming Fear and Anxiety Cognitive Benefits: ♦ Following Multi-Step Directions ♦ Staying on Task ♦ Horsemanship Skills ♦ Valuable Life Skills