The Right Step, Inc. is a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited therapeutic horseback riding program committed to providing a high-quality horse experience for our clients. Clients have ranged in age from 4 to 94. Disabilities of the clients has varied from autism to Alzheimer’s and cerebral palsy to PTSD. Why therapeutic riding? The horse is a sensitive, strong, and empowering teammate. Riding offers opportunities for clients to develop language skills, core muscle strength, and confidence. The trust and bonds that develop are genuine and often extend beyond the horse and client to instructors and volunteers.
Every client is evaluated by The Right Step, Inc. program staff, lessons are scheduled and the work, fun, and healing begins. Clients learn basic horsemanship and riding skills. Many learn how to assist with grooming and other horse care. While riding, clients learn to steer their horses, play games, go on trail rides, and have a lot of fun without even realizing it’s therapeutic! Some clients progress to riding independently without a volunteer leading their horses. Some even make the transition to non-therapeutic lessons.
Therapeutic riding is all about what the clients can do.
Support The Right Step, Inc. by attending its 6th annual “Hoedown” on Saturday, April 29 from noon to 5 p.m. Spend a fun Saturday afternoon in the country without leaving town at this family-friendly event! Tickets available at therightstepinc.org. Proceeds help support our scholarship fund.
To learn more, contact The Right Step, Inc. Program Director, Sheryl Clossen at 303-731-9057 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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