Therapeutic Riding Program 


Freedom Woods, located minutes from downtown Chicago just off the Edens expressway, offers specialized sessions in therapeutic riding and hippotherapy. The horse-human bond and the biomechanics of working with horses provides proven therapeutic benefit for a wide range of physical, mental, and emotional challenges (including ADD or other hyperactivity disorders, autism, cerebral palsy, developmental delay or disability, head trauma/brain injury, learning or intellectual disabilities, multiple sclerosis, orthopedic issues, speech, visual, or hearing impairment, spina bifida, spinal cord injury, and PTSD).

The Freedom Woods Therapeutic Riding Program is housed adjacent to the Freedom Woods Show Jumping Team stables, and our bustling environment and miles of gorgeous equestrian trails make us an exceptional choice for individuals looking to maximize the benefits of a relationship with an equestrian partner. Whether you are looking to make gains in athletic performance, fitness, sports rehabilitation, and para-athletic competition or deal with postural, alignment, focus, concentration, and confidence issues, we can help you meet those goals in a caring, compassionate, and professional manner.

Call us at 847.967.9800 or email us at to schedule a tour to meet our horses and learn more about our program and how it can benefit you or your loved one.


Freedom Woods currently has a few slots available on Sundays for therapeutic riding. Please click here to complete the participant package, and our team of instructors will be in touch to create a personalized program to help you meet your goals.

Our next volunteer training date will be announced soon. Please click here to complete our volunteer application.


Join the Freedom Woods team!

Freedom Woods is looking for dedicated, hard working occupational therapists, physical therapists, and speech pathologists to join our amazing team! Equestrian experience is preferred, but training will be provided for the right candidates. Submit your resume and cover letter to our main office at