Equest Special Riders Inc.Equest Special Riders Inc.
Equest Special Riders, Inc. is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote physical and mental strength and coordination as well as self-esteem and enjoyment through horseback riding activities for individuals with disabilities Read more
Equest Special Riders, Inc. is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote physical and mental strength and coordination as well as self-esteem and enjoyment through horseback riding activities for individuals with disabilities
Horseback riding develops self-confidence and coordination and strengthens muscles. Attention span increases and self-esteem is elevated. And besides, it's fun. During their lessons, riders receive instruction in basic horsemanship as well as specialized activities for their individual disabilities. The ages, as well as the type of disabilities, of the riders vary. All riders must have their physician complete forms stating that the student is physically able to participate in the program prior to beginning the program.
Equest is member of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Tiding, International. Our riding instructor are PATH Certified.
I absolutely loved volunteering here for a summer. The staff here were very nice and since I love animals it was a good experience for me to be around horses as well. Supporting individuals while they rode horses was really rewarding and if I ever move back to the area I will 10/10 consider volunteering here again.
I have been volunteering with this group for almost 4 yrs. It is a lot of fun getting to work with both horses and riders. I really enjoy getting to watch the riders overcome different obstacles and struggles from simple things as fear of horses to being able to correctly steer and move a horse out. Their happy faces in general lets you know that you're making a difference in their lives. Won't you come be a part of this great team?