Therapeutic Riding is a form of exercise therapy that is fun, safe, challenging and socially rewarding. The goals of therapeutic and recreational riding revolve around learning horsemanship, improving basic riding skills. In therapeutic riding, special attention is paid to facilitating improvements in muscle strength, coordination, balance, stamina, self confidence and social interaction.
Specially designed unmounted activities precipitate experiential learning and self exploration. Participants absorb the peace and natural beauty of the farm and its natural Eastern Shore setting. Many individuals and groups bring brown bag lunches, and play corn hole or horseshoes while they’re here – others simply relax and enjoy the beauty of the peaceful forested setting.
HORSEPLAY offers a safe and integrated horse experience for children with special needs and their families. Horseplay camp varies in topic and focus. The immersion in nature with horses is a unique experience and allows for families to be together in an extended tribe of other families and caregivers.
In our Horse Power program we use our horses in creative ways to facilitate communication, problem solving, team building, and emotional growth and healing. The 4 aspects of the Horse Power Program are Healing, Learning, Growing and Riding.
4STEPS offers opportunities, resources, and access to horses and equine-based programs which can be a life-altering and enriching experience.