Rundle Riders offers a 4 and 5 week therapeutic riding program for local children and young adults. These multi week programs are offered in the Spring, Summer & Fall of each year. Lessons are offered to beginners and experienced riders, and are taught by a qualified instructor, and assisted by trained volunteers. Therapeutic Riding is a form of therapy using horses to help persons with intellectual or physical challenges. Many riders experience a connection to the horse that few sports can create. For those riders who cannot walk, the horse is their feet, their vehicle of transport. Not only does this help raise their self-esteem but it also teaches them essential skills. It improves balance, creates trust and creates a friendship between rider and horse. The different gaits of the horse can also be used to help a rider become aware of different muscle groups. Riding is enjoyable and the participants tend to have an increased tolerance and motivation when compared to similar exercises performed at the therapy room, hospital, or doctor’s office.
Through the years RRTR have seen some amazing achievements by the participants and they look forward to continuing on with new and returning participant’s horsemanship experience and skills. Therapeutic riding allows participants wonderful physical therapy on the back of a horse to strengthen and stretch muscles. There is also the special bonding of the participants with our horse friends that makes this experience unique and fulfilling for all.
Dates & Times
Camp Chief Hector
Where to Meet
Riding Stables at YMCA Camp Chief Hector
Min # Participants Req’d
4 – 35 years
What to Bring
Closed Toe Shoes or Boots, Long Pants, Water Bottle, Sunscreen
Questions? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Location of Camp Chief Hector