Riding sessions for youth and adults four years old and up are scheduled year round. Sessions are approximately 45 minutes in length. All sessions are directed by a PATH certified instructor. Volunteers serve as horse leaders and sidewalkers. Currently, the center is able to serve clients affected by cerebral palsy, spina bifida, developmental delays, autism, Down syndrome, emotional and cognitive issues, learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, stroke and traumatic brain injuries. Hoofbeats will consider whether to accept riders based on our ability to serve each individual’s level of mobility in a safe and secure manner. Rider packets including but not limited to a health history (doctor signature required) and release and hold harmless agreement must be completed before a rider will be allowed to participate. All of this information plus available horses, volunteers, and equipment will be considered when making the decision whether to accept a rider. After initial acceptance, periodic evaluations from physicians will be required.
***Please Contact Susan or Carrie to Set Appointment Time***
Equine Assisted Activity Sessions Prices and Packages:
1 Lesson = 45 Minutes = $40.00
8 Lessons prepaid packet = $280.00
(This includes one free lesson = a savings of $40.00)
*Sessions will be designed according to the tolerance and goals of each student. Sessions will be used to improve strength and communication. Time spent with the horse will affect these improvements. While riding may be the focal point of most sessions, time spent grooming, leading, and communicating with the horse is equally important. Individual sessions will be designed to maximize the whole experience of the student and horse. A typical session will include leading, grooming and saddling the horse as well as riding. The horse is a tactile wonderland-velvet soft nose, warm furry body, coarse tail. Depending on the tolerance of the student actual riding time may vary from session to session. Student, parents, guardians, instructors and volunteers will be included in establishing goals and needs of the student.