The therapeutic riding program at Carousel is committed to the goal of providing safe and beneficial therapeutic horseback riding to people with physical and cognitive disabilities. It is our mission at to improve the well-being of our students through equine assisted activities, by encouraging them to set goals, and providing them with the motivation to achieve those goals.
Therapeutic riding is $360 for a six-week session. Call (302) 995-7670 for more information.
The therapeutic riding program at Carousel Park is a Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International premier accredited center. Lessons are available seven days a week.
Therapeutic riding programs develop relationships between the people with special needs, the certified instructor, and a special therapy horse. This creates an opportunity for individuals to reach beyond their disability through a therapeutic riding program.
Benefits fall under the following categories:
Benefits of equine-assisted therapy include:
Conditions impacted include (but are not limited to):
Therapeutic lessons run in sessions. The lessons will be scheduled every hour. Each student will have half an hour of actual riding per week. The second half of the hour will allow the student to groom and interact with the horse, as well as allow the instructor to speak with the parents and student about the lesson and to answer any questions they may have.
The therapeutic program is always looking for dedicated volunteers to assist with our lesson program. Please call Susan Eggert at (302) 395-5651.
Therapeutic riding lessons are scheduled seven days a week. We need side walkers and leaders. As some of our students require as much as three volunteers per lesson, we are always looking for dedicated volunteers.