Therapeutic horseback riding helps clients with varying abilities develop self-awareness, build self-confidence, self-esteem, and improve concentration. Through horseback riding activities, riders can strengthen or relax muscles, and improve posture, core strength and balance. These activities also help increase coordination and joint mobility.
Riders range from 4 to 70 years of age and come from schools, day activity centers, rehabilitation centers, group homes as well as individual homes. They may be working on educational goals, life skills, improving posture, balance, sensory processing, or learning recreational and social skills. A great variety of individualized goals adapt to the therapeutic riding setting where the atmosphere, interactions, and commitment to a quality experience provide a wonderful opportunity for growth.
North Country RIDE is a member of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Int.) Clients are able to participate in a variety of equine assisted therapeutic activities, following individualized programs designed and taught by one of our PATH Int. registered certified instructors.
Welcome to the 2017 riding season!
We will have four 6-week sessions.
Applications and session down payment MUST be received 10 days prior to the start of the session.
- Spring: April 17th to May 25th
- Summer 1: June 5th to July 13th
- Summer 2: July 24th to August 31st
- Fall: September 11th to October 19th
Participant applications and session down payment should be sent to:
North Country RIDE, PO Box 312, Esko, MN 55733
Participant Forms can be viewed and downloaded from our Forms page.
All participants must complete both the application and physicians statement;forms must be completed and returned to the office.
Scholarships are available for riders (based on need). A complete application must be submitted.