Therapeutic Riding Classes
build strength and confidence
Therapeutic riding classes focus on building strength and confidence for riders with social, motor, or other developmental challenges. On a horse, these children feel like "everyone else." They develop their skills at a remarkable rate. The changes seen on horseback carry over to other improvements in day-to-day life.
Weekly classes consist of 3-4 students, 6-15 volunteers, and a PATH (Professional Association for Therapeutic Horsemanship)-certified instructor. Each classes is 50 minutes long, starting at 6:00pm (to 6:50pm) or 7:00pm (to 7:50pm)
Classes are taught in the evenings according to the schedule below. Students are grouped according to age and ability, and are given goals provided by the instructor. Lesson plans are designed to provide students with the opportunity to succeed.
All the classes for the fall session are full. The 2019 schedule for therapeutic riding classes is:
Fall 1, 4 weeks, August 20-September 17; no class on September 10.
Fall 2, 4 weeks, September 24-October 20.
Document and Scholarship Deadline
Fall 2 Classes: September 2nd.
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 200lbs. Please complete the following forms:
- Participant application form
- Medical form for participants (to be completed by medical professional)
- General liability form
- Photo release form
When you are finished, you can fax the forms to Miracles in Motion at 319-409-8353, email the forms to firstname.lastname@example.org, or print the forms and send to:
Miracles In Motion Therapeutic Equestrian Center
2049 120th Street NW
Swisher, IA 52338