EQUINE THERAPIES OFFERED
Hippotherapy provides the rider with benefits similar to those of office physical therapy but in the fun, creative, safe, and effective atmosphere of a riding arena.
Riders of varying abilities are able to achieve appropriate levels of independence in their personal horsemanship and equestrian riding skills under the direct supervision of a PATH Certified Riding Instructor.
Designed to help senior adults maintain strength, range of motion, memory, cognitive function, lower stress hormones and keep active and social.
The Veterans program is a combination of groundwork and riding that allows Veterans of the Armed Forces and their families to partner with horses to reintegrate into civilian life. This provides opportunities for physical, cognitive, social and emotional healing and growth that can be customized to the needs of each individual. We are proud to give back to those who have bravely sacrificed so much for our freedom!
This non-riding program, facilitated by an equine specialist (horse professional) and a licensed teacher, was intentionally developed to target youth-at-risk and those learners who struggle to remain engaged. Using the non-traditional setting of the ranch environment and engaging activities with the horses, a program is designed to offer students the opportunity to learn and practice a specific character skill each session. These kinesthetic activities help improve understanding of these abstract ideas and students are able to communicate how the specific skill can make them more effective students in school.
This student-centered, non-riding, mobile program allows NHR to partner with local educators to create an engaging experiential program where the miniature horses visit the school to help students with specific academic or character skills. We believe that the opportunity to interact with the miniature horses while reinforcing an educational component will not only be fun and motivational but the kinesthetic learning approach will enable children to retain more information.
This experiential and client driven, mental health program is co-facilitated by an Equine Specialist and a licensed mental health professional. Experiential learning and interactions with horses allows the client to open up on his/her own time frame to handle any mental health problems, concerns or issues he/she might face.
Horse Camp is an integrated experience designed to provide campers with special needs and campers with typical needs the chance to have fun side by side and bond over their common love of horses and their desire to learn more.
A literacy program for struggling readers, which combines elements of classroom learning, riding horses, basic horsemanship & reading to miniature horses.
Community Opportunities for Leadership and Teambuilding provides companies or organizations a unique form of staff/leadership development, training and team building while providing individuals with an opportunity to experience, first hand, the power of the interaction with the horse.
“Our horses do an amazing job at connecting with NHR’s riders long before anyone else can…”
~Brian Miller, President/CEO
We are still raising funds for the Indoor Arena Campaign.
If you would like to make a donation to provide a place for the riders to ride no matter the weather mark your donation “Arena Fund”