We are an organization that provides equine-assisted activities for people with special
needs. BASED IN FORT COLLINS, COLORADO, our trained volunteers and certified instructors
provide classes at Colorado State University (CSU) and Legacy Stables.
What is therapeutic horseback riding? People with physical, cognitive or emotional
needs benefit greatly from horseback riding. For those with physical challenges,
riding a horse moves the rider’s body in a manner similar to a human gait, which
improves flexibility, balance and muscle strength. Therapeutic riding helps those
with cognitive issues to plan and to process instructions. Individuals with emotional
challenges gain increased confidence, patience and self-esteem.