Fall 2 2022 : October 24th - December 10th
(no classes the week on Thanksgiving)
2023 Riding Schedule
Spring 1 : Feb 27th - April 8th
Spring 2 : April 17th - May 27th
Summer : June 5th -July 15th
Fall 1 : Sept 5th- October 16th
Fall 2 : October 23rd - December 9th
(no classes the week of 11/20/23)
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. Riders must be at least 3 years of age.
Classes are held Monday through Saturday and our students ride once per week for 45 to 60 minutes for a 6 week session. 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.