Compassionate Friends
Therapeutic Riding
Center
501(c)(3)

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Compassionate Friends Therapeutic Riding Center
is an equestrian center that provides horsebank riding lessons and Hippotherapy to the special needs population

…provides structured horsemanship programs specifically designed to achieve maximum therapeutic benefit for individuals with special needs. 

Since riders enter CFTRC with a wide range of abilities, we design individual programs that assist each rider in meeting their goals.
  


There are many benefits to therapeutic riding
 

Physical
  • Improves over all body strength and endurance
  • Encourages balance and coordination
  • Increases flexibility and relaxes muscles

Psychological
  • Develops discipline and control
  • Teaches patience
  • Promotes self confidence and relaxation

Educational
  • Improves listening skills and attention span
  • Teaches sequential thinking and spatial awareness

Social
  • Encourages team players
  • Promotes interaction and cooperation
  • Provides a fun, challenging experience
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