These videos are from other therapeutic riding centers, but what happens there, happens here and in over 860 therapeutic riding centers across the country - "walk on"

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Little Victories
From the author - Betty Weibel
So excited to reconnect with my friend Debbie Gadus for a book event and signing (our first since 2019) at Learned Owl Book Store in Hudson on June 12 from 1 to 3 pm. Hope you can stop by as we celebrate Debbie’s story and Little Victories: A True Story of the Healing Power of Horses and meet up with fellow horse lovers. If you aren’t familiar with the story, it takes readers into the world of therapeutic riding -- watch the trailer below.

Some Special Needs That Can Benefit From Therapeutic Riding



  •  Amputations

  •  At-risk youth

  •  Autism

  •  Behavioral challenges

  •  Cerebral palsy

  •  Developmental delays

  •  Down syndrome

  •  Emotional challenges

  •  Hearing impairment

  •  Learning disabilities

  •  Multiple sclerosis

  •  Muscular dystrophy

  •  Paralysis

  •  Parkinson's

  •  PTSD

  •  Speech impairment

  •  Spina bifida

  •  Spinal cord injury

  •  Substance abuse

  •  Terminal illness

  •  Transverse myelitis

  •  Traumatic brain injury

Benefits to Participants


  • Appropriate socialization skills

  • Attention to task

  • Balance and coordination

  • Confidence and self-esteem

  • Crossing midline/headon midline

  • Direction following

  • Flexibility

  • Gross and fine motor skills

  • Muscle tone/strength

  • Numbers, colors, letters, shapes

  • Posture

  • Reaching/grasping

  • Sensory integration issues

  • Trunk rotation

  • Verbalization and communication skills

  • Weight bearing