What is therapeutic riding?
Helping people with special needs gain confidence and physical and emotional strength.
All Therapeutic Riding lessons are taught by a P.A.T.H. International Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor. Northland Therapeutic Riding Center (NTRC) serves 83 individuals and their families. More than 160 volunteers in the Northland donate 4,500 hours annually to provide compassionate support to our riders and horses.
Examples of special needs and disorders that therapeutic riding can help:
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Cerebral Palsy Autism
- Down Syndrome Anxiety
- Multiple Sclerosis Cognitive Disabilities
While the physical benefits achieved from therapeutic riding are numerous, the emotional and social benefits are also far reaching. The therapeutic riding group session is specifically designed to provide opportunities for participants to practice:
- listening skills
- language skills