JoyRide Center is a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center on 10 beautiful acres in Magnolia, Texas, just a short drive from Tomball and The Woodlands. JoyRide was founded in 2009 by a group of visionaries looking to create a program with a "Clients First" philosophy, always striving to value quality over quantity. After years of growth and through the tireless support of board, staff, volunteers and clients, we are still blessed to be able to hold true to this core value.
Since 2009, we have provided equine-assisted services through horsemanship and physical therapy. In 2013, a preparatory Day Program was founded, offering vocational and pre-vocational services to adults with a wide range of abilities and disabilities. We look forward to the addition of a ground work based Veterans program.
WHY THE HORSE?
The horse's movement can be manipulated in many ways to address an extremely broad range of system impairments, and meet individualized rider needs.
A horse takes approximately 3000 steps in 30 minutes, moving the rider's pelvis with the same 3-dimensional movement that occurs in the natural human walking pattern.