Our Programs

NDR Therapeutic Riding provides a very safe, warm and organic environment. Our primary focus is to provide quality equine assisted activities and learning to reach each individual's goals.

Serving a purpose

Who We Serve

NDR provides equine-assisted activities for persons with all abilities ages 4 and up. Our mantra has been: “Not here by chance, but to serve a purpose." All of our programs are designed to serve a purpose for each participant. The foundation for all programs is that they are organic in nature and use experiential learning to help our participants set and achieve their personalized goals.

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Individuals with Mental Health Needs

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Individuals who want a recreational sport

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Children and Adults with Sensory Integration Needs

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Children and adults with orthopedic and neurological diagnoses

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All Abilities

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Team Building

Our Programs

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How we help

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.

Occupational therapists provide skills for the job of living. Through purposeful activities, occupational therapists assist children reach  independence in their daily living. A child’s occupation includes: playing, feeding, dressing, bathing, learning, etc. The occupational therapist works on creating the most effective child-environment match by strengthening the child’s underlying skills (sensory integration, fine motor, eye-hand coordination.   Through collaboration and skilled techniques, the occupational therapist works to ensure the child is functioning at his or her highest potential while creating a fun environment for growth and motor development. We also work with Adults and help with Fall risk prevention

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.

Physical therapy can offer children and adults with special needs the ability to participate in all facets of everyday school and work activities. Our teams focus on  sensory function, environmental exploration, and play skills.  Our physical therapists will perform evaluations of current skills, plan and implement treatment strategies and developmentally appropriate activities 

Hippo Therapy 

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. 

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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!


Keely –Intern

MSOTS Stanbridge University

“Being at NDR has been a great experience. This site is very different from most sites, but it is very educational. I enjoyed seeing the horses and learning about equine assisted/therapeutic riding.”

Why are Equine-Assisted Activities and Adaptive Therapeutic Riding an answer to your needs?

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Improved quality of life

Equine-assisted activities promote the use of daily life-skills and can enhance quality of life through experiential learning and connection between horse and human.

Building trust with horses, instructors, and volunteers

Horses’ hoof beats often go unnoticed, but their imprint is significant. They help to build lasting connections with those they interact with.

Improved core muscle strength, balance, and mobility

Equine-assisted activities can help to increase the brain and body connection leading to improved balance, core muscle strength, and mobility.

Improved self-awareness and problem solving

The experiential learning aspects of all equine-assisted activities encourage “real-time” problem-solving and increased self-awareness.

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.

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