Private and group riding lessons for children and adults with a wide range of different abilities. PATH Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructors help riders develop physically, mentally, and emotionally in a caring and fun environment that empowers the rider in ways different from traditional therapy.
In this technique the equine movement is used as a treatment tool within Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, or Speech Language Pathology sessions, to attain improved physical functioning. Specially trained therapists change the characteristics of a horse's movements and positions of the client on the horse to impact neuromotor, sensory, and cognitive systems with the goal of improving the client's ability to participate in daily life.
In an EAL setting, the experiential approach integrates equine-human interaction that is guided by a planned learning experience to meet the identified goals or desires of the participant(s). Working with equines provides opportunities to teach critical life skills such as trust, respect, honesty and communication.
Lessons aimed at helping people build or improve their connection with horses. Through the physical practice of yoga, we become more aware of our bodies and how we move. Because horses are masters at reading body language, being more attuned with our own bodies will greatly improve communication with them, whether we are on the ground or in the saddle.
Week-long inclusive horsemanship camps for children and teens. Here, campers experience horseback riding, horsemanship lessons, arts and crafts, team building games and so much more! Each day of the week is structured and scheduled with multiple activity choices to suit everyone's interests. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all summer camps have been canceled.
The annual Horse Show at LiftMeUp! as well as the annual TRAV Horse Show at the Virginia Horse Center provide opportunities for riders to show off their equestrian skills in a friendly competition setting. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all shows have been canceled.