Therapeutic Horseback Riding

Through this equine-assisted activity, individuals who present a range of cognitive, physical, social & emotional conditions, can benefit from the therapeutic riding experience. The program can assist in relaxation, develop muscle tone, coordination, confidence and all around well-being. Individuals will be taught by a P.A.T.H certified instructor how to actively control a horse while riding. The exercise can improve sensory and motor skills for coordination, balance & posture. Additionally, individuals will have the opportunity to groom, experience the basics of handling a horse as well as care & safety. Working with the horses can promote communication, attention skills & a positive lift in self-esteem. The emotional benefits also can be significant as participants take part in the element of the human/animal bonding process.

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 oversees both programs.

Click Here to View the 2018 Spring Program Information & Enrollment Form.

Please contact Nancy at 732-600-4127 or email at kieferlab@optonline.net with questions.