TRI offers therapeutic riding and equine assisted activities to children and adults with disabilities, ages 4 and up.
Students are evaluated and assessed prior to admission into the program. Progress is tracked and documented regularly, enabling the instructors to provide individualized instruction to each rider.
- Group lessons are offered Monday – Thursday evenings 5 – 9pm, Tuesday mornings 10am – noon, and Saturday mornings 9am – 1pm.
- Private lessons are scheduled individually with the instructors.
- Group lessons are 30 minutes long. Private lessons are either 30 or 60 minutes long.
- Riders come at the same time each week for the duration of the session.
- Riders sign up for a session at a time but are not required to sign up for every session.
- We have four sessions each year:
- Early Bird Session (6 weeks) February – March
- Spring/Summer Session (14 weeks) April – July
- Fall Session (8 weeks) September – October
- Holiday Session (5 weeks) November – December
- Group lessons consist of 3-5 riders per class. Riders will be assigned volunteer leaders and sidewalkers as needed.
Additional program offerings include: grooming and tacking lessons, showmanship lessons, and dressage lessons. TRI offers a Summer Camp each year – admission is limited to currently enrolled riders.
For information about field trips, tours, and other options for your group, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-677-0303.
If you are interested in learning more about riding with TRI, please contact us at 734-677-0303 or by email at email@example.com. Please be aware that we currently have a Wait List for admission into the program.
Benefits of riding and equine assisted activities include:
The unique gait of the horse moves the rider’s body in a way that closely resembles the way people walk. Riding and working with horses can supply a freedom that many of our students do not experience in their daily life. The ability to control a horse adds a sense of power that increases confidence and self-esteem. Students have the opportunity to socialize and make new acquaintances that can become long term friends.
- Sensory integration
- Proprioception and spatial orientation
- Fine and gross motor control
- Postural alignment and control
- Balance and coordination
- Normalization of muscle tone
- Increased muscle strength
- Problem solving
- Following multi-step directions
- Task completion
- Decision making
- Executive functioning
- Improved self-esteem
- Goal setting
- Sense of control
- Increased confidence