2021 Riding Schedule
Spring 1 : February 15th - March 26th
Spring 2 : April 5th - May 14th
Summer : May 24th -July 2nd
Fall 1 : September 7th October 15th
Fall 2 : October 25th - December 10th
(no classes the week on Thanksgiving)
How Our Classes Work
HORSEPOWER Classes are small and have no more than four students mounted at a time. Once goals are determined for the individual riders, the classes are grouped according to age and individual abilities.
Classes are held Monday through Saturday and our students ride once per week for 45 to 60 minutes. Depending on the student, we may not ride the entire time.
Our primary objective with all students is to provide a safe and productive experience, which includes the wish to “do no harm.” We assess the student’s participation with a “Risk/Benefit” analysis - meaning we must answer one very important question… “Will the benefit of the therapeutic riding activity outweigh the risk?” The entire therapeutic team – student, parent/guardian, riding instructor, therapist(s), educator and physician – must be able to answer with consensus and all must be comfortable with the decision to ride or not to ride. Because therapeutic riding involves movement, we also must ensure that the riding will not cause a decrease in the student’s function, an increase in pain or generally aggravate the medical condition.
Initially, we ask that all prospective students come out and meet with the HORSEPOWER staff. At this time, we discuss goals, registration essentials, and tour the facility.