Reaching Inside Souls using Equines. . .
The mission of RISE is to Reach Inside Souls using Equines while helping individuals with physical, cognitive or emotional needs meet personal goals, maximize activities in daily life and experience the joy of horsemanship.
Adaptive Riding. . .
teaches horsemanship and riding skills to individuals with unique or special needs. In addition to equestrian skills, the rider learns social, behavioral and communicative skills that foster a relationship with the horse and reinforce positive behavior in social situations.
Equine Assisted Therapy (Hippotherapy). . .
defined as physical, occupational or speech therapy treatment that utilizes the dynamic movement of the horse to achieve personal and functional goals. The word “hippo” is the Greek word for horse. The horse’s rhythmic movement simulates the movement of walking which makes the horse an effective tool for physical improvement.
Our program is located in the Garden Ridge area and includes:
"There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man."
~ Sir Winston Churchill