Saddle Up Riding Club(727)520-3132| Kellie.Sipos@gmail.com |
Saddle Up Riding Club is not just a place for riding horses; rather, Saddle Up is a place of the heart. Everyone who works or volunteers at Saddle Up does so with their heart, not just their hands. This is a program where people connect with horses and each other. Saddle Up is a place where genuine love and commitment are evidenced at every practice session and at every event. Saddle Up is a place of equalization: every person, no matter rider or volunteer, no matter able-bodied or disabled, no matter mentally challenged or fully mentally functional, all experience the sheer joy that comes through the triumph of the human spirit
Saddle Up’s arena-based program includes barn orientation/safety, horse grooming, tacking, behavior around horses, controlling the horse and arena riding.
Participants work on posture, getting exercise, stretching, working muscles and strengthening body core. We teach a variety of things about the horse and horsemanship to get the participants comfortable with the horse before they actually get on. Saddle Up uses adaptive equipment to assist in mounting and securing the riders.
Horse handlers and side walkers are used with each participant for safety. Saddle Up Riding Club, Inc. Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) Program is to improve the quality of life for persons with disabilities through equine-assisted and related activities. Saddle Up Riding Club is a previous member center of the PATH Intl. (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International), which provides structured horseback riding sessions to children and adults with physical, cognitive, and emotional disabilities. Our instructors are nationally certified in therapeutic riding through PATH Intl. and our volunteers and horses have been carefully selected and trained for their roles.
Classes are 40 minutes long and held each Saturday morning.
Cost is $40 per session or if paid in advance, $150 a month or $75 if riding bi-weekly.
Learn more about Saddle Up Riding Club and sign up here
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