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 Summer Session. All lessons are taught by a Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, International (PATH, Intl.) Certified Instructor.

 

Reining Strength Therapeutic Horsemanship provides therapeutic horsemanship programs for people of all ages -- children (age 2+ yrs) and adults -- who have physical, cognitive, social and emotional needs. As participants work with our horses in a custom tailored program, our goal is to help each of them realize their individual potential. The following are a few examples: 

 

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

 

Who Benefits from Therapeutic Horsemanship? 

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

  ... and many others ... 

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.

Reining Strength Therapeutic Horsemanship

is a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center.

A 50l(c)3 organization

Call today to tour & meet our staff:

832.451.6874

7126 FM 359 Road, Richmond, Texas  77406

 

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