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Equestrian Therapy

Programs that provide opportunities for individuals with any of a wide range of disabilities and others (e.g., victims of assault or abuse, people who have recently suffered a tragic loss, incarcerated offenders, at risk youth) to relate to, handle, groom and ride horses as a part of an experiential habilitation or therapy program in which the horse serves as a co-facilitator or co-therapist. Equestrian therapy provides an experience with horses that fosters growth, communication skills, self-esteem, self-awareness, healing and personal transformation. Clients learn about themselves and others by participating in activities with the horses, and then discussing feelings, behaviors and patterns. Therapy goals for different populations may differ, e.g., treatment for children with autism may focus on behavior modification and improvement.

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Thru: From the Ground Up Therapeutic Horsemanship, Inc.

People with physical disabilities, autism, learning & developmental disabilities, Traumatic Brain Injury, PTSD, and emotional or behavioral challenges.


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21 Lincoln Street
Auburn, NY

Thru: Heritage Christian Services

Riders must be over the age of four.
Riders must meet the current horse weight restrictions (200 pounds for balanced riders).
Riders have appropriate behavior to maintain safety.
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Heritage Christian Stables

1103 Salt Road
Webster, NY

Thru: Never Say Never Foundation

Participants with serious health issues and/or other social/emotional situations that are considered for eligibility can include but are not necessarily limited to the following: cancer, long term or chronic illness, Downs Syndrome, Autism, Aspbergers, at-risk youth, Anxiety Disorder, depression, OCD, ADD/ADHD, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Reactive Detachment Disorder, learning disabilities, documented social or emotional debilitation, life transitions/family Issues, trauma, abuse, neglect and/or life altering setbacks.
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Never Say Never Foundation

906 Maple Drive
Webster, NY

Thru: Rise Up Therapeutic Horsemanship, Inc.

A rider weight limit of 215 lbs. has been established to preserve the health of our Equine Team Members and riders will be weighed during their initial evaluation.
For those who exceed this weight limit but still wish to interact with horses, we offer Horsemanship/Groundwork program in which the participants work with horses in a non-riding capacity.

Rise Up Therapeutic Horsemanship, Inc.

Flexible Hours. By Appointment Only.

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