Programs

We are currently on a waiting list for therapeutic riding lessons for summer and fall 2017 lessons.  If you are interested in being added to the waitlist, please submit completed registration paperwork, WITHOUT a deposit, and we will contact you when we have openings.

Chasing Rainbows offers On-site programs, Off-site programs and volunteer opportunities.

Onsite Programs

Therapeutic Riding: Throughout the year, we offer day and evening therapeutic riding lessons to children and adults with cognitive, physical, psychological, and developmental disabilities. We emphasize an individualized approach, and work with parents, teachers, aides, and therapists in designing a program for each and every rider. Lessons will be provided by a PATH-certified instructor and run in 9-week sessions. Lessons are one hour in length, occur once a week, and are in a small group setting (groups consist of no more than 3 riders). This program includes both mounted and unmounted activities. Click here for pricing information.

Equine-Facilitated Learning:  In this program, a curriculum is designed to utilize the horses to develop or improve life skills such as self esteem, responsibility, empathy, and communication.  Activities enhancing these skills are both mounted and unmounted. Goals are individualized and lessons are run in 9-week sessions. Weekly lessons are one hour in length, are in a small group setting, and will be provided by a PATH-certified instructor. Click here for pricing information.  This is not a learn-to-ride program.

Family Lessons: This program is an opportunity to allow siblings or parents to participate with the individual with special needs. The focus will be on recreation and relationship building through primarily mounted activities.  Lessons will be provided by a PATH instructor.    Click here for pricing information.

Rainbow Riders:  The Rainbow Riders program is a progressive skills and knowledge-based horsemanship curriculum designed to be integrated with the therapeutic riding or equine-facilitated learning programs.  In addition to gaining riding and horse handling skills, participants learn about topics such as equine body parts, breeds and colors, and body language.  The curriculum is structured as a series of levels, with acknowledgment and achievement at the conclusion of each level.  Completion of the program earns the participant the designation of “Rainbow Rider.”

Summer Camps:  We offer a variety of summer camp programs.  All camp programs are inclusive and integrative:  campers are not required to have a diagnosis of a special need.  Campers with any special needs are encouraged to participate, as long as they receive medical clearance to participate in equine-assisted activities.  Descriptions, dates, and prices of 2017 summer camps will be posted as available.

Off-Site ProgramsWe are mobile! Our therapeutic riding and equine-facilitated learning programs are available for camps, schools, and other facilities that serve children and adults with special needs. We have a variety of formats so that we can tailor our program to fit yours. For example, we are available for weekly visits to schools, or daily visits to summer camps. Please call or email to discuss further. VolunteeringOur programs, on OR off-site cannot run without volunteers. Our volunteers help groom and tack the horses, lead the horses during lessons, and/or sidewalk with a rider during a lesson. These roles are vital to the safety and success of the lessons. As volunteers form relationships with regular participants as well as each other, most find the experience extremely rewarding and fun.

If you are interested in participating in any of the above on-site programs or volunteering, please visit our “Forms” page.

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