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Therapeutic riding can help people with a variety of disabilities so any child with special needs under 21 years of age is welcome to participate in HALTER's Therapeutic Riding Program provided they have their physician's consent. HALTER has physician's form(s) that must be completed and signed by the doctor prior to engaging in the HALTER program each year. Additionally, the riders, their parent(s), or guardian(s) must sign liability release forms and photo release forms. HALTER reserves the right to refuse riding privileges if there are concerns about the rider's physical ability to participate in the program or because of safety or behavioral issues.
Who is eligible to participate in the H.A.L.T.E.R program?
We have classes on Thursday and Friday afternoon and Saturday mornings. Riders are assigned class times by the instructors based on ability level of riders and availability of horses. Some scholarships are available for low income families.
Lessons are for 5 months, one time per week, and each class is $25 per class.
What is the cost to participate in the program?
Volunteering can be a very rewarding experience. Any mature-minded individual of good character who is willing to learn and follow instructions is welcome to become a volunteer. Everyone must go through a volunteer training that will teach you the basics of assisting the riders, while doing it safely, and you must also complete a volunteer form. Any volunteer working directly with clients must be 14 years or older. Younger individuals, 10 to 13 years, who desire to help can work with the Pony Pals group. Pony Pals groom and care for the horses between riders. Advanced training is scheduled on a regular basis.
Who is eligible to be a volunteer?
What are the Pony Pals?
Pony Pals is a group for volunteers 10 to 13 years of age; Pony Pals may accompany an adult who volunteers. They cannot help in the arena but can groom, tack, and assist with the horses outside the arena. They must attend a volunteer training session and follow all other volunteer requirements.