These services are extremely effective for physical and emotional health!
We offer two different types:
- Paradise Therapeutic Riding (PTR) for people with special needs, headed by Leslie Paradise.
- Equine Assisted Relational Development for mental and emotional health, facilitated by Lisa Pewe.
There is an unmistakable connection between horses and humans. In therapeutic riding, the connection is greater than the sum of the parts. There is a common goal between the rider, the volunteers, the instructor and the horse. This team effort is exhilarating when the rider has a breakthrough. The smile on their face tells the whole story. It is a full circle experience for everyone.
Equine Assisted Relational Development (EARD) helps to facilitate discovering the fundamentals necessary to form and maintain healthy relationships. EARD is incredibly helpful for individuals, couples and families needing transitional support during periods of family stress or change. EARD is also recognized to be helpful for building parenting skills and stress reducing coping skill for struggling teenagers.More