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Program Details


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

  • Transportation Provided by the Program: No


The Trails To Trust Equine Programs utilize the partnership of a horse to promote education, therapy, and recreation for the residents and families of the Griffith Centers for Children programs.

To facilitate specialized equestrian experiences to meet the needs of individuals, familiies, and the community.

To be the leading provider of therapeutic equestrian programming and the premier resource center for equine-assisted psychotherapy education, research, and the development of standards.

Three Specialized Areas of Programming
  • Education - Part of the Griffith Centers for Children high school curriculum is horse class. The students learn riding skills, horse safety, and horse responsibility. The students develop social skills and work responsibility that will prepare them for their future endeavors.

  • Therapy - Residents are selected by their primary therapists to participate in equine assisted psychotherapy. The session is created based on the resident’s master treatment plan goals. The equine activity is metaphorically related to the resident’s feelings and behaviors. Asking for help, improving boundaries, social skills, and problem solving skills are just a few of the skills strengthened through a relationship with a horse.

  • Recreation - Equine wilderness trips, day rides, and games are scheduled to provide the residents opportunities to play, while practicing the skills they have learned through education and equine therapy.