Flint Hills Therapeutic Riding Center has been providing services since 1999 and is devoted to serving children and adults with disabilities through equine-assisted therapies.
FHTRC focuses on therapeutic riding and hippotherapy. Rather than just being ponied around, those who take part in this type of therapy see a number of benefits in many areas. These include psychological, physical, social,and educational.
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What is Therapeutic Riding?
A physical, cognitive, or emotional special need does not limit a person from interacting with horses. In fact, such interactions can prove to be highly rewarding.
Individuals of all ages who participate in Therapeutic Riding can experience physical and emotional rewards.
- Riding a horse moves the rider’s body in a manner similar to a human gait, so riders with physical needs often show improvement in flexibility, balance and muscle strength.
- For individuals with emotional challenges, the unique relationship formed with the horse can lead to increased confidence, patience, and self-esteem.
- Partnering with equines also provides recreational opportunities for individuals to enjoy the outdoors as well as take pleasure in the interaction with animals.
Therapeutic Riding sessions at FHTRC are taught by PATH.Intl certified Therapeutic Riding Instructors. We accept riders 3 years of age and older.