Ride at CATRA
Individuals come to CATRA to ride for many reasons
The benefits of Therapeutic Horseback Riding are threefold: physical, psychological and social.
In many physical conditions, there has been a disruption in the ability of the rider to perform basic purposive functions. Balance, proprioception (spatial orientation), ambulation, posture and manual dexterity are frequently limited – many times severely. Therapeutic Horseback Riding is well suited to people who are in need of improvement in any combination of these functions.
On a psychological level, many benefits of therapeutic riding have been identified by participants. Chief among these is self-confidence. As riders learn a new experience, they gain a new level of confidence in their abilities and accomplishments. Self-esteem improves. Because riders work in cooperation with their horse – which often has its own agenda – they frequently learn patience and an improved ability to deal with stress. Riders also learn about responsibility as they prepare their horse for each week’s lesson.
Socially, riders interact with a wide variety of individuals while at the barn for their lessons. Other riders, family members, aides, and volunteers are all a part of the lesson environment. Riders become members of a much larger community made up of individuals with common interests and goals.
Riding Fee…………………………$30.00 / lesson
Registration Fee………………..$35.00 / Summer
Registration Fee……………….$35.00 / Fall – Winter – Spring (all inclusive)
Lessons may be paid for at the barn, online, or through the mail.