Since 2004 4STEPS Therapeutic Riding Program has been a PATH International Member Center serving the lower Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware. Our certified therapeutic riding instructors and trained volunteers provide planned sessions in equine-assisted activities children and adults with special needs .
Located in a wonderful setting of the Chesapeake Forest in Wicomico County Maryland, we provide a safe and supportive atmosphere while encouraging and fostering independence. We have a covered arena, an outdoor arena and a truly unique sensory experience which leads through a forest of magical trails. 'When the world stops making sense the only place that feels like home is on the back a horse.'
The needs of each student are carefully considered and Individual Horsemanship Goals are developed by a personal therapeutic team. Whatever the goals, the horse is a strong motivator to provide individuals with the help they need to overcome their obstacles. Our riders build strength in their bodies by learning to groom, saddle and ride. They improve their confidence by learning skills. Our horses are awesome motivators and a child learns to trust by improving their skills to communicate with their horse. 4STEPS specializes in riding instruction and equine-assisted learning for special needs individuals but provides these services to individuals of any ability.
Learn to ride with us!!! We work with just about any kind of rider! Sessions are one hour weekly. Riders will learn to groom, saddle and ride to their ability. Our sessions are focused on physical and emotional development as well as riding skills. Riders will perform activities during the session to utilize various muscle groups, stimulate learning, learn to ride and have FUN!