Individuals with Special Needs

Adaptive Horsemanship

Individuals with Special Needs

Individuals as young as seven and no top age limit are invited to participate in FREE’s adaptive horsemanship riding classes that are kept small and are tailored to individual riders and their abilities.

Our adaptive horsemanship classes help riders advance and hone their riding skills on highly trained horses in a safe, secure environment. Equipment designed specifically for assisting the physically impaired is used to get riders properly mounted, with specialized tack used to meet the unique needs of a child or adult with special needs.


Trained volunteers serve as horse leaders and side-walkers, assisting riders on a one-on-one basis. Class activities include riding at a walk and trot, completing trail patterns and other fun activities designed to improve cognitive, social and behavioral skills.