Therapeutic Riding


Stone Acres Farm Therapeutic Riding; a division of Newberry Farm

Stone Acres at Newberry Farm’s therapeutic riding benefits the bodies, minds, and spirits of our riders. Physically, the gait of the horse stimulates the rider’s pelvis and trunk. This motion simulates a normal human gait, and works specific muscle groups. Physical benefits can include improved muscle tone, balance, and posture. Therapeutic riding can also improve motor development and coordination, as well as overall body awareness.
Riding is also for the mind. The chance to spent time with a horse motivates many of our riders to learn new things. Our instructors often include tasks such as letter recognition and sequencing in riding activities. The opportunity to give verbal commands to the horse has also inspired some our riders to speak and become more able to communicate their thoughts and feelings. It gives the riders the chance to take control of the horse when they may not have control over other aspects in their lives.

Riding is also for the heart. At our farm, riders gain confidence in themselves, build relationships with instructors and peers, and take pride in their abilities. At Newberry Farm, we focus on a horsemanship program that helps our riders learn all about the horse.

They learn how to control the horse in many riding situations as well as how to take care of and handle the horse from the ground. If there is a day where the weather is not cooperating and we cannot ride, we will often hold a horsemanship lesson where we learn all kinds of horse knowledge from the basic parts of the tack we use every day to the more advanced lessons such as when and where to use medications for your horse.

 

Now through a partnership with the AmazonSmile program, you can now help support the SATRC riding program! When you use the link below and shop with Amazon.com, Amazon.com will donate %0.5 of your purchase to the SATRC program.
Link:
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Stone Acres Therapeutic Riding is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

“In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is
prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or
disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)

To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400
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