Hobby Horse Hill Therapeutic Equestrian Center Programs
Equine therapy has shown to have many positive benefits. Some of them include: Confidence, Self-Efficacy, Self-Concept, Communication, Trust, Perspective, Decreased Isolation, Self-Acceptance, Impulse Control, Social Skills, Boundaries, and Spiritual Connection
This type of therapy usually includes instruction in horse care, grooming procedures, saddlery, and basic equitation. Safety is the number one priority for all participants in our equine therapy programs.
Our therapeutic riding programs focus on three populations: First Responders , At risk youth and Survivors of Domestic Abuse Program. Through contact with the horses our clients have the opportunity to explore all of the above mentioned issues at their own pace through progression with their riding skills or just working with the horses unmounted.
Clients in our women’s program and At Risk Youth program come to us through referring agencies. Women are referred through the local county women’s shelter, “New Directions,” and the youth are in residential county Foster Care or detention facilities.