Therapeutic Riding

Therapeutic Riding is teaching students horseback riding while benefiting their daily lives at the same time.  The benefits of this unique form of therapy can be just as diverse as the students themselves. Individuals can learn proper sequencing, muscle control, multi-tasking, focus, coordination and patience all through riding. Students attain these skills through activities such as grooming, mounting, dismounting, trail patterns, engaging their core muscles while on horseback, remembering to keep their heels down while steering, maintaining balance while on the horse, and when things don’t go as planned to take a deep breath and “walk on”. This short list is by no means complete. As each new rider comes and displays new challenges the therapy is personalized to meet their needs.
At Horsefeathers, a professional staff and volunteers work closely with riders to ensure safe riding sessions.  All new riders are assisted by two side walkers who walk along side the horse, as well as a horse leader.  Riding classes are taught by an instructor who has a strong equine background, as well as an understanding of various disabilities

If you would like register for Therapeutic Riding Lessons please download our student application form.

Horses for Heros

We at Horsefeathers Therapeutic Equestrian Center, echo the sentiments of Dr. Spiers. In January, 2015, we will be expanding our services to include Horses for Heroes.

Appreciating the power of the horse to change lives is our goal, and PATH International wants to provide positive change for these very special lives. Our service personnel have fought to preserve our freedom, and, for many, at a very dear cost. We must be certain that if our wounded service personnel and veterans need and want this kind of help, they will get the best PATH International has to offer.” Said Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH International) Past President Dr. Paul Spiers.

We are honored and proud to give back to those who gave so much. Veterans and their families of Northeast Texas, active duty, reservists, and Military service organizations are encouraged to contact us at via phone, Facebook, or email so we are prepared to meet your needs.

If you would like register for Horses for Hero’s please download our application form.

Volunteering

Our volunteers are the backbone of Horsefeathers. They are needed to help groom and tack horses, lead them in class and aid the rider with balance and stability. They are an integral part of Horsefeathers’ success.
If Horsefeathers sounds like a place that you would like to be for lessons, to volunteer, or to donate — please contact us.

If you would like register for Volunteering please download our registration form.