Who We Are ?
We are horse lovers who use horses to improve
the lives of people with disabilities. Our hope is
that the personal confidence students gain from
Therapeutic Riding will affect their lives in a
Who Can Benefit From Therapeutic Riding?
Folks with all types of physical, emotional, and
mental challenges can benefit from horseback
Happy Trails Therapeutic Riding Center Inc.
Happy Trails Information
Riders interact with our horses by grooming them.
Then our budding equestrians and horses
communicate with each other through interactive
play we call "horse games". Horse games foster
physical and emotional health, independence, and
self-confidence in our riders.
Riders with physical disabilities can benefit in many ways: stretching of tight or spastic muscles; strengthening of
muscles, joints, and tendons; improvement of reflexes.Riders can experience increased balance and muscle
control, a wider range of motion, improved circulation, respiration, appetite and digestion.
All riders gain confidence and enhanced self esteem as they progress though our program.
What Is Therapeutic Riding?
Therapeutic Horseback Riding is the practice of
using activities with horses to improve the lives of
people with disabilities.
Abigail and Miss Kathi demonstrating "Horse Games" with
one of our therapeutic horses, Danny.