We Can Ride, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, volunteer-based organization whose mission to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities or special needs through equine assisted activities.
At We Can Ride, equine-assisted Therapeutic Riding is for individuals from six years old to 70 years young. These classes are taught by PATH International Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructors with the help of our Therapists. Along with the many therapeutic benefits of being on a moving horse, our goals are to teach horsemanship skills. Clients may also learn to groom, lead, saddle and mount their horses. Class sizes are from three to six and include the use of one to three volunteers per client.
We Can Ride’s Hippotherapy program involves a credentialed physical or occupational therapist working one-on-one with the client to reach traditional therapy goals without teaching specific riding skills. The therapist works with a certified instructor to create the type of movements from the horse to meet the specific treatment goals. Trained volunteers also help with balance and postural corrections.
We Can Ride offers a flexible volunteer schedule that's fun and constantly interactive, with both horses and people. I would definitely recommend this organization with anyone interested in either- both experienced with horses and not! People often say that they come for the horses, but find that they end up volunteering at We Can Ride for the wonderful people involved.