Hippotherapy: requires a Physical Therapist or an Occupational Therapist to work directly with their patient. The therapeutic value of riding is stressed; horseback riding skills are not taught. The horse is only being used as a therapy tool.
Recreational Riding: focuses on teaching riders to ride to the best of their ability, through the use of individualized lessons, equipment and horses. Barn work teaches the riders safety around horses and how to care for their mounts.
Image Enhancement: provides an opportunity for personal development for low academic achievers, physically or emotionally abused children or adults, inner city and learning disabled adults.
Please feel free to discuss your needs, or your child's
needs, with your instructor or Rivendell's President.
If you are interested in volunteering for one or more of the above
programs, please call Rivendell at 716-457-3365 to arrange for training.