At Hobby Horse Hill, we are dedicated to helping our clients improve the quality of life through therapeutic equine activities. Our therapeutic strategies empower clients to make physical, psychological, emotional, behavioral, and cognitive improvements that will promote healthy interactions and a positive lifestyle.
Hobby Horse Hill Therapeutic Equestrian Center lies in the rolling hills of Knox county , Ohio, outside of Fredericktown. We are conveniently located 10 minutes from I 71. We are an hour’s drive north of Columbus and one and one half hours south of Cleveland. Our facility offers a variety of riding experiences. We have a full sized indoor arena for when the weather is disagreeable. We have a full sized outdoor arena and a newly completed riding trail for the more adventurous
Why use horses for therapy?
Horses are herd animals and they are prey animals. This means they like to be around other horses and they have to depend on one another for their safety and survival. Horses are big and powerful, but they are dependent on others for safety. Therefore, horses are willing to work together for the good of all. This need to work together makes horses great for therapy purposes. They have proven to be soothing, gentle animals. They are honest in their interactions. Their survival depends on straightforward relationships without the desire or need for lying or manipulating. They do not judge or blame. Horses have to depend upon one another and are thus not only trusting but completely trustworthy. Their presence alone can be immensely healing, creating loyal bonds between them and humans for many years. This kind of trust and loyalty becomes a big part of the healing process.