Programs

Therapeutic Horseback Riding

 Equine Therapy involves interactions between humans and horses. Activities include riding, grooming, feeding, haltering and leading horses under the supervision of a PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International) certified instructor. Physically, therapeutic riding helps coordination and normalizes muscle tone. Riding can improve posture, increase the functional range of motion, muscular strength, flexibility, perceptual motor skills and sensory motor skills. Read more…

Community Outreach

Our Community Outreach programs support Free Rein’s mission by increasing opportunities for new populations in our community to benefit from the horse/human bond. A Sensory Trail provides therapeutic riders as well as other program participants experiences of mindfulness, meditation and physical well-being. For at-risk youth, Free Rein offers an innovative program called Say Whoa to Bullying. Silver Saddles focuses on assisting seniors by increasing strength & mobility while helping with depression. Supporting therapeutic riding families is what SIBS (Sibling Support) is all about. Other services include Grieving Family Riding lessons and riding sessions for those with Post Traumatic Stress. Weight restrictions apply.

Horse Yoga

Yoga literally translates as yoke or union. The practice centers on the harmony between breath and movement or stretching and strengthening. At Free Rein Center it is also about the union between human and horse. Yoga and mindfulness are integrated into every program. By strengthening our core, increasing our flexibility and becoming mindful, program participants, their family and volunteers reap the benefits of improved physical and emotional well-being.

Sibs 

Often when one child requires a lot of care and attention, other children in the family may feel left out. SIBS (Sibling Support) is a new program designed for siblings of our therapeutic riders. Each week activities are prepared for brothers and sisters to engage with while their sibling is in a lesson. Siblings have the opportunity to ride a horse at least once during the session. Free Rein is fun for all!

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