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.

The registration links for 2024 classes are available below.

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. 

Classes are taught in the evening or Saturday mornings. 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.

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