The Circle of Horses is a community based equine assisted program that offers an alternative modality to individuals with physical, emotional and cognitive disabilities and others.
The program utilizes two types of instructors. One is a PATH Intl. certified therapeutic riding instructor, and the other is a trained equine that is responsive to our participants. Our volunteers also work hard encouraging and supporting our participants.
The program creates an environment that allows individuals to interact with volunteers from the community. A key outcome and success measure of this program is improved day-to-day communication skills of the participants (listening and speaking) achieved through improved concentration, patience, confidence and self-esteem.
Another outcome of the program is improved coordination, strength, and balance.
Program Participants include adults as well as children. Veterans as well as Seniors Citizens are welcome.
The coast facility will operate year round with four eight-week sessions. Fees are $25.00 for lesson. Each session will offer partial and full scholarships to those individuals and families with low incomes. The facility will obtain its funding through fees, tax exempt donations, and grants.