Skylar on horse for Therapeutic Riding

Therapeutic Riding +
Horsemanship

Therapeutic riding and horsemanship lessons partner horses and people to achieve a wide variety of skills, with benefits received physically, cognitively, and socially.  The movement of the horse, along with the rich, sensory experience of the farm, offers opportunities for strengthening the body, enriching the senses and learning new skills in a healthy and natural environment. Sessions are tailored to meet the individual needs of the client.

Program Details:

  • Riding is available to those 3 years and older and 200 pounds or less.
  • Three sessions are offered a year – Winter, Spring/Summer and Fall. Session dates are listed on the calendar.
  • Class format: 30-minute private lesson (1 rider) or 45-minute semi-private lesson (2- 3 riders). Riding partners are chosen based on similar ability levels.
  • New clients must complete and return required paperwork prior to their first lesson. A doctor’s release is required when entering the program. This form needs to be printed and sent to the physician. Other forms are returned electronically to us.
  • An initial evaluation is required which assists in the formation of individual goals for each rider. Goals are periodically reassessed in order to ensure continued progress.
  • Riders who need financial assistance may complete an application for Rider Assistance Funds.
  • Main Stay reserves the right to decline any client who we feel we cannot provide services to safely, or who is contraindicated in accordance with PATH Intl standards.
    • The Client Handbook contains important information regarding lessons, cancellations and payments. Please read or print a copy for your records.
      Client Handbook PDF

Engaging with the animals, staff and volunteers creates a community where endless learning occurs.  Contact us to learn more about riding and current lesson availability.

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Main Stay is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization and receives no state or federal funding. Through the generosity of individuals, private foundations, corporations and service organizations, Main Stay is able to touch hundreds of lives each year.
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