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Horsemanship Adapted to the Individual

What is Adaptive Riding?

Rainy Day Ranch offers therapeutic (or adaptive) riding lessons for individuals with special needs. Adaptive riding is recreational horseback riding lessons catered to each individual and their learning needs. 

Our adaptive riding lessons are taught by a PATH Intl Certified Instructor. The instructor incorporates various exercises and activities to build each rider's confidence. Lessons include horsemanship skills such as grooming, tacking, groundwork, and mounted skills. Each lesson is planned around the various physical, emotional, and mental needs of each rider. 

Who Benefits from Adaptive Riding?

We offer adaptive riding lessons to individuals of all skill levels, from a first interaction with a horse to riders who have ridden previously or in other programs. We serve individuals with a variety of special needs, including:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder 

  • Down Syndrome 

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Learning disability

  • Developmental Delay/Disability

  • Emotional, Behavioral, or Mental Health Issues


  • Head trauma/brain injury

  • Hearing impairment

  • Visual impairment

  • Genetic conditions/disorders

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Intellectual disability

  • Muscular Dystrophy

  • Spina Bifida

  • Amputation

  • Orthopedic issues

Adaptive Riding: Welcome


Adaptive Riding: Who We Are
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