Horseback Riding

Local Resources

Blissful Ranch
Phelan
(760) 403- 2802
Therapeutic ranch program with animals consisting of mini horse, mini mule, 2 donkeys, dogs, cats and sometimes bunnies and goats. Program are free of charge for families. A safe, fun and peaceful environment. By appointment only.

Challenged Children’s Rodeo
Norco
http://challengedchildrensrodeo.com
(951) 734-5566
For children ages 4-12 years – special physical requirements must be met. There is no cost to participants.

EQUU8 Horsemanship and Therapeutic Riding, Inc.
Big Bear Therapeutic Riding
Murrieta Therapeutic Riding
(909) 855-9963
www.equu8.org
We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit PATH International Certified therapeutic riding center serving the Big Bear and Murrieta communities. Murrieta is a beautiful donated rural residential location in the foothills of western Murrieta boasts an arena, a wheelchair accessible mounting ramp and an incredible sensory trail for our riders to explore their world from the backs of our specially trained and beloved horses. EQUU8 Big Bear is home to semi-private therapeutic riding lessons, horsemanship lessons, and a “Horses For Heroes” program for our military and veterans. While riders often start on lead (with sidewalkers for safety), EQUU8 focuses on progressive lessons that promote independence and enhancing each individual’s abilities.

Green Acres Interactive Therapy
35750 De Portoloa Road, Temecula
(951) 302-6045
www.gaitprogram.org
Certified by Path International. Staff can provide consultation with a Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Speech Therapist, Adapted Physical Education Instructor, and Therapeutic Riding Instructor. Program designed to fit every person and their individual needs.

Hearts & Hooves, Inc. Therapeutic Riding Center
(951) 317-7781 Norco
www.heartswithhooves.com
Now offering riding lessons to all persons. Introduction to horses, ground work, walk jog, youth specific and more! Therapuetic Riding Center providing safe, affordable, Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) to individuals with physical, cognitive or emotional challenges to promote healing and independence.

Leaps & Bounds Pediatric Therapy
(951) 340-0431
http://leapsandboundspediatrictherapy.org
2200 Hamner Ave Ste 107, Norco, CA 92860
Leaps & Bounds Pediatric Therapy is dedicated to providing specialized services for children and adults who have challenges participating in typical age-appropriate activities. Our highly trained team works together to deliver individualized family-centered care for each person. Our team of PATH International Certified riding instructors and physical, occupational and speech therapists are professionals committed to the highest standards of practice. Our non-profit board of directors works hard to raise funds to support our programs, to keep costs low. Our entire staff works together to create a fun and fulfilling experience. We offer Clinical Rehabilitation Services (including treatments on horseback), Equine Assisted Activities and Adaptive Riding for recreation, socialization, or fitness. Coming January 2018, “Ranch Club” will be offering Sibling Support for brothers & sisters of special needs children.

NDR Therapeutic Riding
3659 Pedley Ave, Norco
(951) 283-3967
http://ndrtherapeuticriding.org
In partnership with the spirit of the horse, PATH certified instructors (with credentials in mental health & learning) provide opportunities to achieve developmental milestones through therapeutic play while learning to ride horses. Equine assisted activities promote motor skills, sequencing, social connections, focus, competency, and confidence. We believe the human-horse bond enables success for exceptional children and adults where traditional therapies have been ineffective. Serves students from the age of 4 and our oldest served is 95 years of age. The maximum upper weight limit for students is 200 lbs. English and Spanish. Open Tuesday through Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. All riders must have completed, signed & dated student/rider packet signed by their physician.

Oak Meadows Therapeutic Horseback Riding
Wildomar
www.oakmeadowsranch.com/therapeutic-ride.html
Oak Meadows Ranch Therapeutic Horseback Riding by Appointment Only $40 per person. Please reserve and book your Therapeutic horseback Ride at least 3 days or more in advance. $40 donation per rider. Donations go towards the feed and care of the rescued horses. Donation needs to be paid in advance by Paypal to guarantee day. Donation is non refundable, but ride class can be rescheduled. RSVP at least one day before the Horseback Therapeutic Ride to confirm availability.

Queen of Hearts Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc.
6405 Dana Avenue, Mira Loma
(951) 734-6300
www.queenofheartsranch.com
Dedicated to providing an avenue to improve the bodies, minds and spirits of children, youth, and adults with physical and/or developmental disabilities through therapeutic horseback riding lessons and other equine activities.

REINS (Riding Emphasizing Individual Needs and Strengths) Horse Therapy
4461 S. Mission Rd, Fallbrook
(760) 731-9168
https://www.reinsprogram.org/
Provides physical, mental, and emotional therapy to a wide range of disabled children and adults through the use of carefully supervised horseback riding. Our therapeutic horsemanship program serves disabled children and adults from San Diego, Orange, and Riverside counties.

Round-up Hope
35105 CalleLa Coca, Temecula
(951) 757-3424
www.rounduphope.com
Round-Up HOPE is Temecula Valley’s therapeutic horseback riding equestrian center for the disabled serving Southern California’s Inland Empire. Their mission is dedicated to improving the lives of children, adolescents, and adults with a wide range of physical, cognitive and/or emotional disabilities, the underprivileged and their families. Abled- body program for siblings. Family rate is available. Scholarships may also be available.

Special Needs Children’s Rodeo
Victorville
760 951 2200
https://www.renorodeo.com/p/get-involved/211
Held once a year in the summer. Get ready to saddle up at the Special Needs Children’s Rodeo. Learn how to rope a steer, ride a mechanical bucking bull and a stick horse, and meet real cowboys and cowgirls!

T.H.E. Center, Inc
27260 Girard St, Hemet (951) 658-7790 www.t-h-e-center.org
Provides therapeutic riding for children and adults with disabilities. T.H.E. Center is certified by PATH International. For persons enrolled in therapeutic horseback riding who are considered low-income, T.H.E. Center provides a sliding scale depending on household income. Documentation as to income is required for sliding scale fee (paycheck or other verification).

TRAX
2121 St. Lawrence Ave, Riverside
(951) 689-8009 or (951) 689-8010
www.traxequestriancenter.com
By appointment only. Non-profit organization (pending 501-c-3 approval) providing equine facilitated learning for children and young adults with special needs including neurological and physical impairments.

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