Explore Project R.I.D.E., Inc.’s Horseback Riding Programs
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All riders must have medical forms on file, completed entirely by medical personnel. Forms are good for one year from the date of signing.
Registration and release forms are for parents/guardians to complete.
All riders must fill out a medical application before starting on this magical adventure!
Ride With Us
Are you eligible to ride? If you are age 3 or older and have any kind of diagnosed special need or disability, we may be able to serve you.
List of Qualifying Diagnoses
• Autism Spectrum Disorder
• Brain Injuries
• Cardiovascular Accident/Stroke
• Cerebral Palsy
• Down Syndrome
• Hearing and Vision Impairments
• Multiple Sclerosis
• Developmental Delays
• Learning Disabilities, including ADHD
• Muscular Dystrophy
• Spina Bifida
• Spinal Cord Injuries
• And MORE…
Don’t see your diagnosis here? Call us and ask!
Get In Touch
The Project R.I.D.E. Inc. program is a unique experience for everyone – riders, volunteers, staff, and community friends. Visitors are welcome and encouraged at any time. Please contact us to arrange a tour of our facility and a demonstration of our riding lessons.
Programs and Services
Our goal is to improve physical, emotional, and social functioning through participation. That is why our students interact with carefully selected and trained horses. This way, each session can work to improve the following:
- Sensory Awareness
- Attention Span
- Integration With Non-Disabled Peers
Dressage RDA Simulator
Our fully interactive simulated horse is lovingly named Buster Brady. It is only 1 of 8 state-of-the-art training tools in the United States. The simulator moves much like a living horse and is highly preferred by most of our riders.
Buster Brady helps improve skills and balance by offering immediate feedback on seat and riding positions. It sits in a climate-controlled environment and can be enjoyed all year long by our riders. Our technology is ideal for the following:
- New Students
- Advanced Riders
- Riders With Sensitivities And Disabilities
- Students Who Exceed The Weight Limit Of Our Horses
The equipment was first developed in 1982 for the rehabilitation of its inventor. The wooden practice horse was later named the Equicizer and is known to improve strength, flexibility, and fitness.
Today, we offer the use of our custom-made Equicizer, which the students at Jessie Baker School named “Stella”. The motion of the Equicizer is controlled solely by the rider, which promotes core muscle and large muscle strength.