Adaptive Horsemanship

connect with a horse and learn about horses and horse care

This eight-week class is open to anyone with special needs. Please apply using the application at the bottom of the page. 

Adaptive Horsemanship is centered on learning about the horse from the ground. Students learn about horse care, body parts of the horse, grooming, horse health, horse illness, and how to lead a horse. This class pairs well with Adaptive Riding classes.

Many people experience therapeutic benefits simply from being near horses. This class offers help with confidence and coordination through hands-on time with a gentle Miracles horse.

Classes are limited to three students. Every student is attended closely by Miracles' staff and instructors at all times. Each session is 50 minutes long.

Document and Scholarship Deadlines

2 weeks prior to the beginning of classes.  Send email if you are interested in Adaptive Horsemanship classes.

Scholarships are available for assistance with class fees.  

Get Started

All participants must apply with us before beginning classes. Classes will be filled on a first-come/first-served basis. We schedule classes based on age, abililty, experience, and need for assistance, as space becomes available. We have a rider weight limit of 200 lbs. Please fill out the application form on-line. Download the medical form and return the completed form to Miracles in Motion. Download the rider goals questionnaire and bring it to the first class.

On-line application form for 2024

Medical history and physician statement

General liability form

Photo release form

Rider goals questionnaire


When you are finished, you can fax the forms to Miracles in Motion at  319-409-8353, email the form to, or print the forms and send to: 

Miracles In Motion Therapeutic Equestrian Center
2049 120th Street NW
Swisher, IA 52338