Peppermint Ridge Corona, CA
In 2010 the Activities Director of Peppermint Ridge, a large residential facility for adult individuals with intellectual disabilities, asked the owners of No Drama Ranch, Joe and Donna Hyde, to develop an adaptive riding program. Therapeutic adaptive riding became a weekly event for interested “Ridgers” who had medical releases to ride. This new recreational activity program was designed to give “Ridge Riders” personal instruction from NDR PATH and EAGALA certified staff. These weekly group lessons lead to improved motor skills, working memory, flexible thinking and self-control both on and off the horse.
Horses in the Moment
The Gardens of Riverside – Riverside, CA
In Late 2019, NDR approached “The Gardens”, a memory care community, to partner in a doctoral capstone project. Horses In the Moment was developed by West Coast University Occupational Therapy doctoral candidate, Charmaine Lim. It is a 9-week group equine-assisted program for people with mild dementia. The primary goal is to increase quality of life, relational skills and problem solving for participants and their caregivers.
Universities We Work With
NDR has partnered with several SoCal universities to provide community-based supervision for all collegiate levels for Occupational Therapy interns, and Bachelor of Social Work interns. The experiential learning aspects of NDR’s programs offer students a unique opportunity to expand their knowledge and skill set.
NDR is proud to be a community partner
What ways can you help NDR enhance the lives of their participants?
If you are a university or community service organization interested in developing a partnership with NDR, contact us!