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We are a nonprofit organization servicing Children, Teens and adults and in the Tri-Valley area of the East Bay of Northern California. We provide a therapeutic riding program for those with life altering issues. Our mission is to offer those with disabilities the opportunity to enhance their lives and gain skills that help with daily life skills. Our Riding programs work with children, teens, and adults with disabilities and typical as well.
Our therapeutic riding program uses the horse to help develop and enhance daily life skills. We have horse leaders and side walkers that help maintain a safe environment for the client. We do games on horse back that encourage the client to cross midlines, enhance balance and develop a strong core for which their body sits upon. The horse mimics are walk and when we put a client with week legs from low tone in the midsection of the body the horse than walks for the client, developing muscle tone and strenght that helps with holding head high, arms up, diapram strength and rhythm which helps with language development. We use letters, numbers, balls, tennis rackets that help encourage balance, and knowledge of the space they are riding in. Letter recgonition is important for language as well as numbers for adding etc. We sing songs and sign to students with no language. Having fun and developing a can do attitude is the most important.