Our therapeutic riding program is modeled after the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International(PATH Intl.) guidelines for operating centers. SIRA incorporates all four elements of therapeutic riding as defined by PATH Intl: Recreation, Therapy, Sport, and Medicine in a unique way through our team approach that includes the applied practices of both the PATH Intl. certified riding instructor and our staff licensed Occupational Therapist.
All Therapeutic riding lessons are scheduled with the individuals educational, physical, social and recreational goals in mind. Participants with a wide range of disabilities are active in our programs. Prospective participants who express intrest in the programs we provide are given information and the forms required to complete the application process. Once all forms are completed and returned to us, our staff assess the applicant's eligibility.
Once an applicant is accepted into the program, therapeutic goals are established and progress is documented. Most sessions are 30 minutes in length weekly. Lesson activites may include developing basic riding skills, exercises, games, and use of our sensory trail.