- Since 2005 -
GaitWay Therapeutic Horsemanship
"Changing lives, one stride at a time"
RIDE WITH US
GaitWay empowers those with disabilities to move beyond their boundaries through the healing power of the horse.
We provide equine therapy to children and adults with a variety of exceptionalities.
Riding works in conjunction with other therapies to make our clients stronger while also connecting them with the world around them.
Our "horse therapists" dramatically and effectively support and help these individuals in the following ways:
Physically – through a complex series of rhythmic movements that use all of the body's muscles, riders improve their strength, posture, balance, and muscle control.
Mentally – through new and challenging tasks, riders learn concentration, sequential thought processing, spatial awareness, and critical thinking.
Emotionally – through bonding with the horse, riders develop trust, self-discipline, self-awareness, confidence, independence, motivation, and articulation of thought and emotion.
Socially – through interacting with the horse, instructor, and volunteers, riders learn kindness, empathy, and other social skills.
GaitWay is a member center with the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.). PATH Intl. provides guidelines for precautions for participants with certain limitations as well as conditions that are contraindicated for mounted equine-assisted activities.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
"I have been riding since 2015 and I absolutely LOVE IT!! I am so thankful for such great memories and friends there!! The horses are amazing and I 10/5 recommend riding there!!"