Hilltop Horizons Therapeutic Equestrian Center strives to improve lives through the integration of horsemanship activities.
Think our therapeutic riding program can benefit you? We are eager to meet you!
Equine Assisted Learning
Could your group or organization benefit from equine-driven personal growth and development?
By participating with a PATH Intl. center, you can be sure that you will be working with a center that is safe, professional, and ready to serve to the best of their ability.
Hilltop Horizons and therapeutic riding, hold a special place in my heart, so I thought I'd take the time to tell you all a little bit about my background and how I got here.
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.
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?
In addition to the population that is traditionally served in therapeutic riding, Equine Assisted Learning is offered to an even larger breadth of individuals.
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.
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?
Both therapeutic riding and hippotherapy are extremely beneficial equine-assisted therapies. Their differences define them, but their similarities are what make them truly powerful.
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.
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.
Therapeutic riding is much more than just a sport. It is a chance for a brighter future.
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.
To understand how therapeutic riding lessons benefit riders, it's important to first understand what lessons might consist of.