2019 Lesson Schedule

Tuesday Evenings

Lessons are seasonal May through September and are conducted at 4:45 pm and 5:00 pm 

Session One

Session Two

Session Three

Session Four

What Is Therapeutic Horseback Riding?

Social and Emotional Developement

Social and emotional development is a person's ability to understand the feelings of others, control his or her own feelings and behaviors, get along with others, and build relationships.  In order for individuals to develop the basic skills they need such as cooperation, following directions, demonstrating self-control and paying attention, they must have social-emotional skills. By following the lesson content and engaging in activities, riders learn how to develope these skills. 

Physical Developement

The physical movement of the muscles in the body is divided into two skill groups including gross motor skills and fine motor skills. Gross motor skills use the larger movements of the arms, legs, feet, or the entire body when performing activities, such as crawling, running, and jumping. Fine motor skills are smaller actions using the hands, wrists, fingers, feet, and toes to perform activities, such as grasping objects. Both types of motor skills usually develop together, since coordination of these skills is required for many activities. Through fun games and activities, riders are given the opportunity to strengthen these muscles.

Psychological Developement

Stages of the development of human beings’ cognitive, emotional, intellectual, and social capabilities and functioning over the course of the life span, from infancy through old age is defined as psychological developement.