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Program Details


Activities Offered
  • Horseback Riding
  • Accessible by Public Transportation: No

  • Transportation Provided by the Program: No


NBTR is a non-profit 501c3 that relies on donations, grants, and fundraisers to operate on a day to day basis. NBTR serves individuals (ages 5 and up) with behavioral, emotional, mental, and physical disabilities in Warren and surrounding counties in Kentucky through the power of horses. Our goal is to strengthen the minds, bodies, and souls of individuals by providing a recreational outlet that has therapeutic benefits. The responsibility of riding and caring for a horse encourages self-esteem, confidence and coordination. The aim of our program is to see positive changes in the riders physically, emotionally and spiritually. NBTR is one of four PATH Intl. (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International) Premier Accredited Centers in Kentucky and the only one West of Lexington. This means that NBTR has reached or exceeded the standards to ensure we are providing the best quality and safest atmosphere possible to individuals with disabilities. PATH Intl. has been in existence since 1969 and has studied and researched its standards, precautions, and contraindications to horseback riding and allows accredited centers to use this information to ensure safety and qualified services. NBTR began in 1997 with three students, three horses, and 20 volunteers and to date have served over 900+ students in Warren and surrounding counties in Kentucky with over 11,000 volunteer hours. We are now able to accommodate more individuals because we can have classes indoors and when the weather is nice we can go outside in a large outdoor horse arena or a tree lined trail that was cleaned up by a local Eagle Scout. Recreational activities for individuals with disabilities are very limited in our community. Your support allows NBTR to reach our mission and goals. Disabilities that we serve are: Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Sight Impairment, Mental Retardation, Hearing Impairment, ADD/ADHD, Learning Disorders, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Dandy Walker Syndrome, Paralysis, Scoliosis, Downs Syndrome, Speech Impairment, Developmental Delays or Disability, Spina Bifida, Acquired Brain Injury, Obewitz Syndrome, Williams Syndrome, Stroke, Speech/Language Impairments, Dyslexia, Reactive Attachment Disorder, Oppositional Defiance Disorder, Global Delays, Amputee, Emotional, Behavioral, Multiple Sclerosis, Spina Bifida