The goal of Northland Therapeutic Riding Center is to improve the quality of life of persons with special needs, and create a sense of hope in their future. Therapeutic Riding uses equine-oriented activities to positively impact the cognitive, physical, emotional, and social well-being of people with special needs from ages 2 to 80 years. The horse is a unique therapy tool in that its walk is rhythmic and repetitive and encourages movement responses in riders that are similar to human movement patterns of the pelvis while walking.

Therapeutic riding can benefit children and adults with many special challenges, including: Down Syndrome, Autism, Multiple Sclerosis, Traumatic Brain Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Speech, Vision, and Hearing Challenges, Spina Bifida, Deaf, Blind, Stroke, Cognitive, Social, and Behavioral challenges. Many individuals not only have one, but several debilitating diseases.

Therapeutic riding can provide: improved balance, posture and coordination; increased muscle tone and strength; increased range of motion and flexibility; increased problem-solving skills and concentration; and increased confidence, patience, and self-esteem. It is also fun!




SESSION #3 - JUNE 15 - JULY 23

SESSION #4 - AUG. 31 - OCT. 8

SESSION #5 - OCT. 12 - NOV. 19

Tentative Schedule for Special Events

June 20 - Horse Show - cancelled due to rain!

July 25 - Brunch

Oct. 9 - Evening of Hope

Oct. 24 - Horse Show
March 10 assessments
March 12 orientation

April 28 assessments
April 30 orientation

June 9 assessments
June 11 orientation

August 25 assessments
August 27 orientation

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