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What makes therapeutic riding  so special?

The bonding between horse and rider and the relationships with instructors and volunteers has been known to help even “proven to improve” self esteem, self confidence and social interaction. Plus, it’s just plain fun for everyone!

For the physically handicapped rider, horseback riding gently and rhythmically moves horses’ bodies, naturally mimicking human gait. Studies have shown that therapeutic riding provides the following benefits:

• Psychological bonding
• Lifting of the spirit
• Increased attention span
• Improve balance, posture and flexibility 

Watch a video that tells the story of the inspiration behind Stirrups 'n Strides.
See how therapeutic riding made a difference for Kathy Gray — and is helping others.

“Someone that’s scared… I tell them, if I can do it you can do it.”

> Watch When horseback riding is as therapeutic as it is thrilling.

Together we can Empower, Enrich & Inspire people of all ages with physical, mental or emotional challenges.

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Stirrups ‘n Strides Therapeutic Riding Center is a member of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH).  All of our instructors are PATH certified.