Carriage driving is a form of equine-assisted therapy, which provides many of the same physical, mental, and emotional benefits of therapeutic riding. Instead of riding horseback, participants drive the horse while riding in a horse-drawn carriage. Carriage driving is for those enjoy the discipline, those who may fear heights, who are unable to participate in therapeutic riding due to weight, allergies to the horse, or disability that prohibits from safely mounting or riding a horse. The benefits of therapeutic carriage driving can include improved coordination, fine and gross motor skills development, increased core strength and posture, improved visual perception and spatial awareness, increased verbalization and communication skills, improved sequencing and understanding of cause-and-effect relationships, and greater levels of independence, confidence and self-esteem.
Nancy Forsyth is our P.A.T.H. certified riding & driving instructor who brings along 20 years of experience. She rides her horses, Fitti & Joe regularly, as well as enjoys driving Joe, who resides here at Allaire Community Farm. Along with various assistants, Nancy will oversee both programs.
Please contact Nancy at 732-600-4127 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for details and for scheduling.