Equine-Assisted Services (Horsemanship)

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.

To apply for or renew Tuition Assistance, click here: Share the Joy Tuition Assistance Application.

Contact Director of Operations, Emma Lean for more information or with additional questions at elean@joyridecenter.org

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

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JoyRide Center Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) 

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