Adaptive Horseback Riding
The Equicizer offers fun alternative ways of conducting therapeutic exercises for children and adults with disabilities. These exercises are currently being used in private homes, hippotherapy centers, rehabilitation facilities, youth outreach centers, and recreational & therapeutic horseback riding programs. The Equicizer has helped improve the lives of those with physical, mental and emotional challenges. It has been a proven therapeutic aid for those suffering from arthritis, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, spinal cord injury, head trauma, paralysis, amputation, and stroke. It has also been a useful tool for those with emotional & learning disabilities from autism to down syndrome.
General Listing of Adaptive Horseback Riding in San Diego
Helen Woodward Animal Center (Ages 4 AND UP)
Contact: Alicia Roe
Phone: 858-756-4117, ext. 319
Our mission is to provide equine assisted activities and therapies to children and adults with physical, cognitive and/or emotional disabilities. We strive to enhance the lives of our riders, their families and volunteers in a safe, equestrian oriented environment.
Contact: Ingrid Mourey, Executive Director
RAD Therapeutic Riding Center
Ride Above Disability Therapeutic Riding Center is a non-profit organization providing equestrian activities to children and adults with special needs.
Reins-Therapeutic Horsemanship Program (Ages 2 AND UP)
Contact: Debbie Shiner or Shauna Jopes
Rockin L and D Ranch
Located in Escondido, Lori and her certified staff offer horse riding lessons to kids and adults with special needs. Summer camps are also available.
Contact: Lori Hall-Mcnary
San Diego Hippotherapy
San Diego Hippotherapy is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization providing skilled-therapy services to children and adults with neuromusculoskeletal dysfunctions using the movement of the horse as a treatment tool.
Contact: Stacey Nelson, M.S., OTR