Adaptive riding is an equine-assisted activity for the purpose of contributing positively to the cognitive, physical, emotional and social well-being of individuals with special needs. Adaptive riding provides benefits in the areas of health, education, sport and recreation & leisure.
Adaptive Riding participants are learning to control the horse using such skills as reining and use of aids. All Adaptive Riding sessions are conducted by a PATH, Intl. certified instructor and periodically reassessed by a licensed therapist. Adaptive riding sessions are conducted in a group setting with 2 to 3 participants riding at a time. All riders are accompanied by a leader and two sidewalkers if needed. Some participants progress to the point that they are able to ride independently.