an accessible haven offering equine-assisted therapy
Miracles in Motion owns 76 acres of land located near Swisher, Iowa. Indoor and outdoor arenas and a stable with 10 stalls round out the equestrian facility. There is a house on site, with the office located in the back.
Through grants, donors, and volunteers, a new outdoor arena and pavilion were added in 2006. A sensory trail has been incorporated into the space around these new facilities, allowing our students a more enriching riding experience. Several stations stimulate the senses of our students through sights, sounds, and touch.
The facility is totally accessible. The indoor arena features a unique mounting ramp with a lift that ensures safety and ease for riders getting on and off their horses. Saddles have peacock stirrups for safety; saddles and bareback pads are selected with the rider's skill level in mind. We use adaptive equipment in accordance with PATH standards to allow riders to make the best use of their abilities.
Our equestrian activities are performed in the following areas:
- A weather-protected arena with fibar footing and dust-reducing sprinkler system
- A small outdoor arena
- A large outdoor arena
- A park-style pavilion for observation
- A completed trail with sensory stations