By partnering with LTR horses our programs are developed to foster a community environment that promotes learning, inclusion, respect & independence.
Therapeutic riding and associated equine activities are widely recognized as beneficial for people with disabilities or special needs and has been shown to:
- develop self-awareness and build self-confidence
- improve concentration and increase self-discipline
- strengthen and relax muscles
- improve posture
- increase core strength, balance, coordination, and joint mobility
Off the horse, our therapeutic horsemanship program also improves confidence, attitude and self-image by learning or mastering a new skill. Working towards these goals, students improve their function in all activities of daily living.
Throughout continuing eight-week sessions, lesson plans are developed which address each individual’s educational, emotional, recreational, social and physical goals. For riders with cognitive or emotional challenges, the relationships formed with the horse, staff and volunteers can lead to increased self-confidence, patience and self-esteem. Other goals include improved concentration, attention to task and functional life skills. Participants also enjoy a feeling of freedom and independence!
LTR works with children and adults with a wide range of disabilities including:
- learning disabilities
- developmental delay
- Down Syndrome
- hearing and/or visual impairment
- cerebral palsy
- traumatic brain injury
- muscular dystrophy
- multiple sclerosis
- Psychological or behavioral challenges
Please Contact Us for programming information or to apply for services by scheduling a required initial evaluation.
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