Adaptive (Therapeutic) Riding Classes
build strength and confidence
Adaptive (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 typically consist of 2-4 students, 6-15 volunteers, and a PATH (Professional Association for Therapeutic Horsemanship)-certified instructor. Each class is 50 minutes long. Weekday classes start at 6:00pm (to 6:50pm) or 7:00pm (to 7:50pm). Saturday classes start at 10:00am (to 10:50am) or 11:00am (to 11:50am).
Classes are taught in the evening or Saturday morning. 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.
Document and Scholarship Deadline
Application documents are due one month before start of classes. Scholarship requests are due 2 weeks before start of class.
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 complete the following forms:
- Participant application form (mininum age 6)
- 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