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Coastal Therapeutic Riding ProgramCoastal Therapeutic Riding Program
The Coastal Therapeutic Riding Program is a regional non-profit organization, a member of the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA). Therapeutic horseback riding provides physical, emotional, and social enrichment to children ... Read more
The Coastal Therapeutic Riding Program is a regional non-profit organization, a member of the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA). Therapeutic horseback riding provides physical, emotional, and social enrichment to children and adults with special needs. The rhythmic action of the horses' gaits relaxes and strengthens riders' muscles and improves body tone, posture, balance, joint mobility, and coordination. Sitting proudly on the back of a friendly horse, riders experience the thrill of independence for perhaps the first time in their lives.
We offer therapeutic horseback riding to individuals with special needs.
I have been with the program for three years now and the rewards are countless. What this program does for people with disabilities is truly inspirational. The horses are very well taken care of and loved. The students always have smiles on their faces. The staff is hardworking and 100% dedicated. This is a place where not only is therapy provided to the students, but to the volunteers and staff as well; as the Coastal Therapeutic Riding Program is good for the heart, the soul, and the body, and the mind!