Our riding programs involve more than just the actual riding lessons. They may also include time for students to learn how to care for the horses and equipment through hands-on experience. Through these programs, our riders achieve a variety of individual goals. These include increases in: attention span, ability to follow directions, recall and recognition, sequencing, right and left discrimination, eye-hand coordination, balance, motor planning skills, gross and fine motor skills, visual-spacial awareness, communication skills, and appropriate social skills.
EquAbility offers a Therapeutic Riding Program and a Stablemate Program. Our program serves individuals with disabilities that include: Autism, cognitive impairments, Cerebral Palsy, TBI (traumatic brain injury), neurological impairments, amputees, Down Syndrome, ADD/ADHD (attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder), and PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder).
Our riders range from children (3 years and up) to adults and seniors. Generally, our lessons occur weekly in half hour or one hour time slots depending on the needs of the riders. Call (518)369-3527 to contact us so that we can determine which program is best for you or your child.
Therapeutic Riding Program
Therapeutic horseback riding and developmental vaulting each help to augment emotional, cognitive, and physical well-being through riding, horsemanship, and personal interaction with the horses.
This program is for those people whose disabilities prevent them from riding safely. It is designed to provide opportunities to explore and learn about horses and other animals through grooming and basic animal care.