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    07-31-2009, 01:08 AM
I wanna do therapeutic riding clinics

What does it take to set up a therapeutic riding clinic? It will just be a backyard thing and in a month or two will be moved to a different location. I am 14 and my pony is 12.1hh and will not take off ever. I would have my parents help so the adult supervision is all taken care of. I really want to help my communtity and I know horses always help. I also have Dozer for those who can't ride or are waiting to ride. He will just be for brushing due to the fact that he is an 18hh horse in training. Is this the right thing to do? Is it even worth trying?
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    07-31-2009, 01:12 AM
It is a really good idea, but I don't know if it would work too well. It would be a liability thing.
    07-31-2009, 01:43 AM
I used to volunteer at a therapuetic riding barn for ten years. To be a therapuetic riding instructor, you have to get a degree from NARHA. There is a lot more to it than just letting a disabled person ride your horse. A certain type of movement is better for one person than it is for another, sometimes the scenary is just too much stimulation. You would have to be able to handle it if something were to happen, adult supervision just wouldn't cut it. What if someone had a seizure?

It's a noble gesture, to be sure. Maybe try finding a therapuetic barn in your area and volunteer? Then you can fulfill your need to help the community, and you'll learn a lot. When I volunteered, it was amazing to watch the riders grow and adapt and change. I witnessed with my own eyes a girl go from a wheelchair to walking with a cane! It took a few years, but it most definitely happened. It really was incredible. =]
    07-31-2009, 02:05 AM
I agree. You need to volunteer. No 14 year old is equipped to handle a situation like that. It takes an army. You need sidewalkers, insurance, etc. If you are looking to do theraputic for the mentally handicapped/disabled, look into NAHRA. If you are looking for mental therapy, look into EAGALA. You need certifications, experience, and an army of people to do something like this. I seriously love that you're interested in it, but its not safe for you or the riders.
    07-31-2009, 04:32 PM
Why are there two threads for the same question?

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