Ride With Pride Programs
Ride With Pride’s programs are designed to meet the needs of each student. Our horsemanship programs teach our students basic horse care include grooming, proper use of tack, and saddling, as well as basic riding skills.
For the physically handicapped, riding on the back of a horse provides the gentle motions, rotations, balance and gait patterns they could not perform themselves. This gives the rider a renewed sense of body control and helps build the strength and flexibility to develop in ways that may not have been possible utilizing conventional physical therapies.
Ride with Pride programs also provides therapy for people with learning disabilities and emotional challenges. The relationship that naturally develops between the rider and the horse, and the requirement for providing care for the animal, fosters responsibility, independence self esteem and trust –put it all together and you have what we at Ride with Pride call “The Magic”.
Helps military personnel through a combination of equine activities, recreation, and socialization by following the PATH international Equine Services for Horses Program. Offers opportunities to connect with a horse and build new trust-centered skills. It is tailored to address specific issues faced by wounded and traumatized military personnel. This program provides a supportive and therapeutic environment for the Veteran and their family/loved ones.
Our staff of professionally trained instructors help our clients learn basic horsemanship skills and riding techniques through the use of equine assisted therapy. Based on the students’ needs the instructors will create specialized lesson plans that will help improve muscle tone, joint mobility, balance, coordination, posture, confidence, and self-esteem.
We offer a series of groups by People Places for youth who have experienced significant trauma and who are learning to trust again. The horse enables the youth to establish a trusting relationship. These groups are open to community based foster children. A Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and our PATH Certified Instructor team up to create a harmonious and effective balance between classroom activities and horse activates.
Part of a series of groups offered by People Places for youth who have experienced significant trauma and who are learning to trust again, and the horse enables the youth to establish a trusting relationship.
Develops skills that are necessary to successfully interact with others and build positive relationships. It helps promote skill development, body awareness, and confidence building and emphasizes listening, following directions, risk taking, asking for help, problem solving, and working as part of a team.
Anger Awareness with Horses
This group lesson helps develop healthy skills in which to express emotions, emphasizes listening, relaxation, empathy, & problem solving. The goal for each student is to learn assertiveness as an alternative to passive or aggressive behavior.
This unique program combines basic Yoga techniques and explores the horse and rider connection with therapeutic riding. Students will learn to feel comfortable in their body awareness, improve their balance strength and flexibility, and of course have fun!
The purpose of this program is to teach character building skills based on the Cowboy Principles from the Old West. This character building program addresses the needs of at-risk youth in our community and is based on the good principles and characteristics that make a good and worthwhile person.
Please choose the session you want from the drop down box choices. If you do not have a Paypal account, or simply wish to use credit card, you will have an option to do so. A Paypal account is not necessary. Late Registration Fees are required when applying for a session after the following dates: Spring session early registration cut off March 4th; Summer session early registration cut off May 21st; Fall session early registration cut off August 27th.