Why Therapeutic Riding isn’t Therapy

Why Therapeutic Riding isn’t Therapy

Adaptive riding, also known as therapeutic riding, is an incredible program and service to individuals of all ages and abilities. However, a common misconception is that adaptive riding is therapy. This is partly due to the use of the term therapeutic...
What It Takes to Be a Therapy Horse

What It Takes to Be a Therapy Horse

It isn’t hard to tell that a Thoroughbred racehorse looks different than the Shetland pony you had growing up, or that the horses you see in competitions seem to have a lot more energy than any horse you would want your toddler riding. Horses (and ponies) come in...
Who Does StableStrides Serve?

Who Does StableStrides Serve?

There’s little else that needs to be said about horses helping people, but how do horses help individuals of different ages or abilities? It is believed that the origin of theory around horses helping people can be traced back to Hippocrates (460 BC-370 BC), an...
A Volunteer’s Perspective

A Volunteer’s Perspective

By: Vicki, StableStrides Volunteer One day about three years ago I drove past a pasture with several horses grazing. They reminded me of the horses I knew as a child, and I felt a longing to reconnect in some way with horses, something I did not think possible since I...