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Instruction vs. Games

Instruction vs. Games

It's important to realize that the games and activities that we provide during lessons do not replace riding instruction. In fact, these games and activities serve to enhance the learning of riding skills.

Tracking Riders' Progress

Tracking Riders' Progress

Here at Hilltop Horizons, we love to see our riders grow and succeed through our program - but how exactly is this tracked when each rider has vastly unique goals?

What is Equine Assisted Learning?

What is Equine Assisted Learning?

In addition to the population that is traditionally served in therapeutic riding, Equine Assisted Learning is offered to an even larger breadth of individuals.

Group vs. Individual Therapeutic Riding Lessons

Group vs. Individual Therapeutic Riding Lessons

In general, therapeutic riding lessons can be taught in two formats - group or individual. Understanding the key differences between the two is important for determining the best type of lesson for each rider.

The Process of Becoming a PATH Intl. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor

The Process of Becoming a PATH Intl. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor

All of our therapeutic riding lessons at Hilltop Horizons Therapeutic Equestrian Center are taught by a PATH Intl. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor, but what does this really mean? What about this certification allows them to be effective attributes to the therapeutic riding industry?

The Difference Between Therapeutic Riding and Hippotherapy

The Difference Between Therapeutic Riding and Hippotherapy

Both therapeutic riding and hippotherapy are extremely beneficial equine-assisted therapies. Their differences define them, but their similarities are what make them truly powerful.

Is Therapeutic Riding the Right Fit?

Is Therapeutic Riding the Right Fit?

Therapeutic riding is an adaptable and creative industry that thrives on diversity and new challenges. We are excited to find new ways to help each rider overcome their individual obstacles in life, in a safe and fun environment.

The Science Behind Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies

The Science Behind Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies

These studies show exciting and promising evidence for the EAAT industry. As more research stands behind it, EAAT becomes a stronger and more viable field.

What Makes the Horse Such a Powerful Tool?

What Makes the Horse Such a Powerful Tool?

Therapeutic riding is much more than just a sport. It is a chance for a brighter future.

How Can You Make an Impact?

How Can You Make an Impact?

The entire experience, from horses… to riders… to other volunteers and staff, has a therapeutic quality that can’t be matched in any other setting. There is a place for everyone at our center if you just reach out and look for it.

What Do Therapeutic Riding Lessons Look Like?

What Do Therapeutic Riding Lessons Look Like?

To understand how therapeutic riding lessons benefit riders, it's important to first understand what lessons might consist of.