The people who come to Spring Meadow represent all ages and backgrounds. The majority of our participants are between the ages of 6 and 12, but some are adults -depending on size and weight restrictions for our horses. Adolescents and adults who are not able to participate in the riding program may enjoy the benefits of our Equine Facilitated Learning program. This includes:
- Grooming and horse care
- Stable management
- First aid for horses
- Basic training and leading horses from the ground
Most participants have varying degrees of cognitive, physical, behavioral, psychological and sensory disabilities. Primary disabilities include:
- Attention Deficit Disorder
- Cerebral Palsy
- Down Syndrome
- Developmental Delay
- Mental Retardation
- Speech & Language Delay
- Visual & Hearing Impairments
Our participants come to us from:
- Special-education classes at local schools
- Referrals from physicians, chiropractors, and licensed therapists
- Social service agencies
- Group homes
- Rehabilitation or vocational training centers
- Individual referrals by other participants
Our goal is to provide the best quality program possible to help each individual benefit from the therapeutic riding experience.
- Private lessons with participant’s therapist and the
- riding instructor are available to target specific issues.
- Group riding lessons are limited to a maximum of 5 participants.