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 minutes. Depending on the student, we may not ride the entire time.
Class Scholarships & Pricing
Thanks to the support from our community, we are able to provide additional reduced fees with our scholarship program. On average, it costs approximately $1,000 per student to attend a 6-week session, however, because of financial donations, grants, and community support, HORSEPOWER is able to provide therapeutic riding sessions for over 100 students with disabilities for $300 per rider, per session.
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.