A project of River Valley Riders
Join us to support River Valley Riders therapeutic riding and driving program!
Your donation will provide greater therapeutic riding & driving opportunities for people with special needs.
The benefits of therapeutic riding and driving are life changing and include:
Physical: The gait of the horse and the warmth of the horse's body help strengthen and stretch muscles. The three dimensional stride of the horse helps muscles, nerves, and cells remember the movement of the human gait.
Cognitive: Developing riding skills and partaking in the organized lesson activities requires mental focus and concentration.
Emotional: Horses don't judge; they are present and willing. On a horse, our riders sit above the eye level of those around them, creating a perspective they would not otherwise experience, especially from a wheelchair. Principles of inclusion, non-discrimination and team work are emphasized.