Program Objectives:

  • Improve balance, muscle control, strength and coordination.

  • Improve self-esteem, provide opportunities for success.

  • Improve social skills, speech and language.

  • Challenge the rider as a 'whole' - their physical, mental, social and emotional self through interacting with the horse, volunteers and other riders.

  • Use functional riding skills to achieve specific therapeutic goals for each rider.

  • To provide an opportunity for each rider to have "FUN" and a positive equine experience.


We Offer:

  • 2 sessions a year – spring/fall.

  • Open to school aged (5 – 18) special needs children from the entire Foothills area.

  • An ‘orientation day’ for all volunteers at start of session.

  • 6 weeks of program for our riders.

  • Student coordinator works closely with schools on student selection.

  • Program runs Tuesdays daytime.

  • Individualized program goals for each rider.

  • Safety equipment for all riders includes approved helmets, boots and safety belts.

  • Our riders help to groom, tack and lead their horses.



Next Session: FALL 2021


Foothills Therapeutic Riding Association
regrets to announce that we will be

CANCELLING our SPRING 2021 Session.

Although schools are open and some 
people will have received a vaccination,
many of our students fall into the high-risk
group for COVID-19 and we do not want
to add to that risk.  The safety of our
students and volunteers is of the

utmost importance to us.

Please check our website for updates as

we hope to run our program again in

Fall 2021.  We appreciate your continued

support and miss our time together.

We hope you and your families stay
safe and stay well.

For more information about our program
or to volunteer, please contact our
Volunteer Coordinator:

Phone: 403-995-1030