Saddle Up! is a therapeutic recreational horseback riding program designed for children with disabilities as defined by federal law including: cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, spina bifida, pervasive developmental delay, autism, non-verbal disorders, visual and hearing impairment, developmental and learning disabilities, and many others..
It is the oldest therapeutic riding program in the area serving a broad range of children living throughout Middle Tennessee.
Leisure opportunities for children with disabilities are limited. The Saddle Up! Therapeutic Riding Program offers children, from 4 to 18 years of age, the chance to experience horseback riding. This experience is not possible for children with disabilities without specially trained instructors, horses and equipment.
Saddle Up! is operated by a small staff and a large dedicated group of volunteers. Our trained volunteers come from all walks of life and every age bracket. They serve as instructors, leaders, side-walkers, feeders, and in every other aspect of running a large organization on a 34 acre farm. The program is located just south of Nashville in Franklin, TN.
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