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Equine-Assisted Activities - Adaptive Riding
NDR’s PATH certified instructors provide a safe environment where participants/riders can enjoy adaptive horsemanship. Each lesson plan is tailored to each participant's needs. Riding improves balance, coordination, focus and muscle strength. Other benefits include improving self-confidence, social skills, relaxation and task sequencing skills.
In addition to providing adaptive riding group and individual lessons to Peppermint “Ridge Riders”, NDR has helped to improve the quality of the lives of participants from Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare (Pomona, CA) with traumatic brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, etc… since 2016. NDR continues to provide adaptive riding to children and adults.
Occupational Therapy is a service NDR provides with a team of Occupational Therapists to improve performance in activities required in daily life. Occupational Therapy clients are guided through a series of therapies and activities to improve daily skills such writing, and learning.
NDR clients have increased independence in daily living through the assistance provided in Occupational Therapy.
Physical Therapy is a service NDR provides with a team of Physical Therapists to improve movement and gross motor function. Physical Therapy works on strength, balance, coordination, walking and improving overall fitness.
NDR also offers Hippotherapy which combines physical, occupational, and speech therapy that utilizes the natural gait and movement of a horse to provide motor, and sensory input. Our Programs help with the improvement of neurologic functions, and sensory processes, and used for patients with physical, and mental disorders.
Horsemanship is for All Abilities ages 4 and up. Horsemanship encompasses all aspects of our equine partners. Ground activities include grooming, tacking, learning anatomy, colors and breeds and bathing! Riding is also part of the horsemanship program. Horsemanship lessons can be private lessons or group lessons. Siblings of our other services are welcome to join in on the fun through our horsemanship programs. We accept Charter school vendors. Ask us about our winter and summer horsemanship camps!
Why are Equine-Assisted Activities and Adaptive Therapeutic Riding an answer to your needs?
Are you considering equine-assisted activities to help with your current challenges?
We care about our participants and individualize each lesson plan to reach the best results for them. Contact us to get started.