Ther-Equine's Serivces


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 & to empore individuals who are mentally, physically, or emotionally challenged through through the use of horses.

Therapeutic Riding


Therapeutic Riding is the use of horses and equine-assisted activities in order to achieve goals that enchance physical, emotional, social, cognitive, behavioral & educational skills with persons with disabilities.


Student goals are thoughtfully developed to foster independence and to provide challenging and educational activities.  Input is gathered from parents / guardians, rider, teahcers, & therapists.  An instructor's lesson may include a wide variety of games and exercise designed to increase the rider's ability to listen, learn, and communicate all while learning riding skills.


Instructors hold certification throught PATH as Therapeutic Riding Instructors.

A Stable Life


A Stable Life is one component of Ther-Equine Therapeutic Riding Center that specifically address the mental, emotional, trauma, and substance use isuses.  Through a series of weekly sessions, clients are teamed with a mental health clinican, an equine specialist, and a therapy horse.  Based on the client's needs, sessions are individually tailored to address specific issues.


At Ther-Equine we employ an eclectic approach to therapeutic interventions.  We believe in a holistic, recovery model utilizing equine-assisted psychotherapy as our focus.  Some clinical components that are incorporated into sessions include:

  • Experiential psychoterapy

  • Mindfulness breathing

  • Sensory / Body Awareness & Integration

  • Reality Thearpy

  • Problem-Solving

  • Rhythmic Riding

  • Certified in Trauma Focused Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (TF-EAP)



Hippotherapy is a physical, occupational, or speech thearpy treatment strategy that utilizes equine movement as part of an integrated treatment program to achieve functional outcomes.  In Hippotherapy--which is named for the Greek word horse, "hippos" - the patient engages in activities on the horse that are enjoyable, challenging, and effective.


Benefits of Hippothearpy include:

  • Improvements in balance

  • Muscle Strength

  • Gait, Posture, & Symmetry

  • Joint Mobility

  • Sensory Processing

  • Motor Planning


The therapy is far removed from a clinic or hospital setting and comes with the rich sensory and emotional aspects of the horse.  Sessions are conducted by certified and licensed therapist throught the American Hippotherapy Association (AHA).