Equine-Assisted Services (Horsemanship)

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Through our Equine-Assisted Services (EAS) program, we offer horsemanship with two areas of focus.

 

Education – Riding and Learning

 

  • These classes have a strong emphasis on developing riding skills. They also provide horsemanship, social connections, competition opportunities, educational support and teach daily living skills that are specific for each person.

  • Classes are typically 45-75 minutes long, include both mounted and unmounted activities, and are taught by a PATH Intl. Certified Instructor.

  • They may take place outdoors or indoors and may include riding skills, fitness exercises, horse care, arena preparation and team building.

  • Each group lesson includes individualized rider goals. Horses are an essential part of the team – they facilitate learning, motivation and group skill building. The atmosphere at JoyRide emphasizes the “just right challenge” for each person.

Developmental Skills – Bridging the Gap

 

  • These are riding classes for clients who are not yet ready to focus on horsemanship skills.

  • The emphasis is on motor skills, daily living skills and social connections that are specific for each person, usually in a group setting.

  • Developmental Skills classes are 45-60 minutes and are taught by a PATH Intl. Certified Instructor.

  • Lessons may take place outdoors or indoors and may include pre-riding skills, motor planning, communication, educational readiness and social skills. Horses continue to be a significant part of the team and motivate riders to new levels of development and independence.

ALL CLIENT FORMS AND PHYSICIAN FORMS MUST BE RECEIVED AT JOYRIDE BEFORE AN EVALUATION WILL BE SCHEDULED.