To offer a wide range of horse-related programs to children, adults and families with special needs to promote physical, emotional, social and spiritual well being of its participants.
At RideAbility, we add to our rider's standard therapies by offering a fun, recreational and success-driven program. Through lessons and exercises such as relay races, obstacle courses and ring toss, riders learn horsemanship skills, right-left discrimination, sequencing, language development, listening skills and cooperation while enjoying a pleasurable experience that increases self-esteem, concentration and confidence.
saw a child who couldn't walk,
Sit on a horse, laugh and talk.
Then ride through a field of daisies
and yet, he couldn't walk unaided.
saw a child, no legs below,
sit on a horse and make it go
through woods of green
and places he had never been
to sit and stare, except from a chair.
saw a child who couldn't crawl
mount a horse and sit up tall.
Put it through degrees of paces
and laugh at the wonder in our faces.
saw a child born into strife,
Take up and hold the reins of life
and that same child, I heard him say
Thank God for showing me the way...
--John Anthony Davies