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Program Details


Activities Offered
  • Horseback Riding
Building Access
  • Meets ADA standards
  • Accessible areas of building: Front Desk/ Reception Area, Parking Area, Ramps

Staff Training and Certification
  • Staff Certification:Adapted Physical Education/ Therapeutic Recreation, Physical Therapy/ PT Assistant, NARHA-Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructors

Participants Served
  • Age range of participants: 3 to 65

Adaptive Equipment
  • Adaptive equipment available
    There is a hydraulic platform available to assist riders in mounting their horse.

Membership Fees
  • Fee to participate in the Program : Adjusted/ Sliding fee scales or discounts are available.

  • Accessible by Public Transportation: Yes

  • Transportation Provided by the Program: No


Through a special partnership with horses, Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center offers programs designed by professionals to foster personal growth and individual achievement for people with disabilities.

Individuals with autism who participate in therapeutic riding become involved in a process that breaks down tasks into successive steps that are attainable. The barn atmosphere lends itself naturally to creating an organized and predictable environment, with its various routines and required safety procedures. This consistency and the motivation of the horse activities entice the student to receive sensory input, learn to interpret this input and respond in a functional manner that is socially successful. Quite often the horse becomes a new found opportunity for the student to gain a depth of affection and an interest in pleasing. We have observed that this system encourages students with autism to become more willing to communicate with others.