OUR MISSION

By partnering with horses, we help people realize their individual potential through customized equine assisted activities and therapies.

Reining Strength Therapeutic Horsemanship

Serving Fort Bend County and the greater west Houston, Texas area

Reining Strength Therapeutic Horsemanship is a Premier Accredited Center through the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, International (PATH Intl.), and provides therapeutic horsemanship programs for people of all ages - children and adults - who have physical, cognitive, social, or emotional needs. Our facility is located on 7126 FM 359 Road in Richmond, Texas.

 

Client riding sessions are available Monday-Friday during the current Session. All lessons are taught by a Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, International (PATH, Intl.) Certified Instructor.

WHAT IS THERAPEUTIC HORSEMANSHIP?

Very simply phrased, it’s people interacting with horses.  The program focus is two-fold: teaching riding skills and incorporating potential therapeutic benefits into the riding lesson.

 

The rhythmic way that horses move mimics the human movement of walking. In riding a horse, the stride of the horse actually moves the rider’s pelvis by rotating and moving from side to side, similar to the human walk. This creates a unique neuromuscular stimulation. As the horse adjusts it’s gait, the rider also must constantly adjust the speed of their own pelvic motion. 

 

Aside from riding, the relationship with the horse is developed as part of their therapeutic goals. Participants take part in the care and grooming of the horse, such as brushing, bathing, and currying. These movements can help improve joint range of motion and can have a relaxing and calming effect.

Who Benefits from Therapeutic Horsemanship?

We work with people of all ages who have physical, cognitive, social and emotional needs.

A wide variety of common diagnosis benefit from therapeutic horsemanship. They include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Anxiety

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • CVA or Stroke

  • Down Syndrome

  • Intellectual Disabilities

  • Learning Disabilities

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • PTSD

  • Spina Bifida

  • Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Various Genetic Syndromes

Physical Benefits

  • Normalize muscle tone

  • Improve strength, endurance and coordination

  • Increase range of motion

  • Encourage correct posture

Psychological Benefits

  • Promote independence & self control

  • Teaches sequential thinking & spacial awareness

  • Motivates by providing immediate reinforcement & feedback

Social Benefits

  • Promote cooperation & interaction

  • Improves opportunities to interact with others and foster relationships

  • Provides appropriate challenge in a unique and engaging environment

Contact Us

7126 FM 359 Road

Richmond, Texas 77406

Call Us: 832-451-6874

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