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Riding Lessons are canceled when temperatures are below 40 degrees however volunteers are always needed!

 

Please check the voicemail at 919-938-1556 for cancellations due to weather. (i.e. heat, cold and rain etc.) Thank you!

 

 

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Reins From Above is a 501c3 non-profit organization and PATH center member that provides horseback riding as therapy to children and adults with special needs.

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The gentle rhythmic motion of a horse stimulates the body and works the muscles of the rider in a manner similar to the human stride. Because the horse's gait is similar to the human walk, this particular therapy strengthens and supports the natural motion of the spine and pelvis. Riding and the living interaction between horse, student, and staff, foster self-confidence, trust, and the pride that comes from mastering a new skill. The team, which includes horse and human, helps in the healing of the patient with special needs. Every member of the team is chosen carefully and specially trained to perform this very important job.
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Benefits of our program include improved confidence, and self esteem, balance, flexibility, range of motion, muscle tone and strength, behavior, ability to stay on task, quality of movement, and decreased need for medication. Research shows that those who participate in hippotherapy and therapeutic riding can experience physical, emotional, and mental rewards. A special bond is established between horse and rider which encourages unconditional love, trust, and self-worth. This bond is an integral part of our program. The unique relationship formed with a horse can help improve interpersonal relationships. All riders can benefit from increased confidence and coping skills.
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Reins From Above does not discriminate against any individual

in respect to one's race, marital status, genetic information,

color, age, religion, sex or national origin.