Therapeutic Riding Program 


Therapeutic riding offers riders with unique challenges the opportunity to ride. Freedom Woods also offers opportunities for therapeutic riders to learn horsemanship skills on the ground. Through these equine-assited activities our therapeutic trainers and volunteers help inspire and enrich the human spirit. 

The hippotherapy program is led by Claire Brunner and Carrie Nutter. Our therapy trainers are affiliated with The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) Both Claire and Carrie are advocates of this program. They live by their mission statement to promote safety and optimal outcomes for each individual rider. While some students work independently, others are assisted by two side walkers who walk alongside the horse, as well as a horse leader. Each instructor has a strong equine background as well as an understanding of various disabilities. 

Freedom Woods helps serve kids with the following disabilities: ADD or other Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Delay or Disability, Head Trauma/Brain Injury, Hearing Impairment, Learning Disability, Intellectual Disabilities, Multiple Sclerosis, Orthopedic, Speech Impairment, Spina Bifida, Spinal Cord Injury, Visual Impairment.

Click here to download a patient packet to fill out before taking a therapeutic riding lesson. Thank you for your interest in our Hippotherapy and Therapeutic riding program!

Interested in volunteering? Fill out our volunteer packet!