HorseSense Therapeutic Center is a nonprofit organization designed to enhance the overall well-being of children, teens and adults with a wide range of physical, mental and emotional challenges through equine-assisted therapeutic riding programs.
The challenges our clients face include, but are not limited to, autism, brain injuries, learning disabilities, cerebral palsy, behavioral issues, down-syndrome, developmental delays as well as at-risk youth, victims of violence, veterans returning from war with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and people with many other mental health challenges.
Safety is our number one priority at HorseSense, and to ensure the safety of our riders and horses, please be sure to review and complete the following before your first rid. (completion of the forms ahead of time will also make your registration process smoother to give you more time horseback!)
- Please be sure to read over the Rules for Participants before coming for your first ride!
- Please complete the HorseSense release form that will allow riders to begin their lessons
- Please complete the HorseSense Medical Release so that we can best make preparations to ensure the rider has a safe and enjoyable time on our horses.
Useful facts about Horses:
Horses are prey animals so they are aware of their entire environment. They can sense the smallest leaf falling, or, someone’s heart rate changing. They act as an emotional mirror to the students working with them. With horses’ heightened state of awareness, they are capable of a great deal of empathy and match the state of mind their human companion is in.
Join us in helping our community; come visit us at HorseSense and witness for yourself the magic that happens here.
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