Therapeutic Riding Center

2864 DAV Ave.

Morganton, NC 28655



Mission Statment


Ther-Equine’s mission is to promote and enhance the welfare of individuals with disabilities by providing a program of therapeutic, educational, and recreational value: and further, to empower individuals who are mentally, physically and/or emotional challenged
through the use of horses, while providing therapeutic benefits in a safe and controlled atmosphere.



The benefits of horseback are threefold:


Physical- The three-dimentional motion of riding the horseprovide the rider hip and back movements that simulatenatural walking. Riding relaxes and strengthens muscles whichin turn improve body tone, posture, balance, joint mobility, andcoordination


Emotional- Learning to work with horses builds self-confidenceand raises self-esteem. Students learn to work through fear;to set and achieve goals; they practice self-discipline; and theybecome great at being curious and playful.


Social- Friendships grow through common equine experiencesand interacting with peers of similar age and abilities. Plannedand spontaneous interactions among riders, volunteers, instructorsand horses has helped to forge bonds that have lasted years.


Contact us today to make an appointment for an evaluation to see if Ther-Equine can be a part of you or your child’s future.