Freedom Farm Rider Information
Freedom Farm serves individuals with a variety of diagnoses including; cerebral palsy, autism, down syndrome, developmental delays and PTSD. Riders come for many different reasons and the benefits vary for each rider.
Through the horse, riders - many for the first time - discover a sense of independence and freedom.
- Some have never been able to sit up on their own
- Some have never spoken
- Some have a hard time understanding and managing their feelings
- Some have muscles that are so tight, it limits their independence
Therapeutic riding utilizes the unique attributes of the horse to:
- build confidence and self esteem
- improve posture and coordination
- exercise and strengthen weak muscles
- teach "being in the moment" of total concentration
- improve balance and body awareness
- create a sense of accomplishment
- Spring Session ( 9 weeks) Begins April 1
- Summer Session (11 weeks) Begins June 10
- Fall Session ( 8 weeks) Begins September 9
Prospective participants expressing interest in the program need to call the center for a phone interview. Forms will need to be completed and reviewed. Once accepted, the rider is placed in the next available session.
Please contact Freedom Farm with any questions.