Brook Hill Farm’s Rockin’ Riders Program was designed to serve people with special needs in a inclusive community based setting.  The participants are taught riding and horsemanship skills in a social environment.  The Rockin Rider experience aids in promoting physical, mental, and emotional well-being. As a Premier Center of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH Intl.), we follow strict guidelines for safety, horse care, business and ethical standards. The Rockin’ Riders Program pairs participants with rescue horses to work on developing riding skills and independence.  Some other areas in which participants may see improvement are:

Physical:

  • Improves head, neck and trunk control
  • Builds muscle
  • Improves respiration
  • Helps with balance
  • Increases circulation
  • Improves muscle tone
  • Helps with motor skills and coordination

Cognitive:

  • Enhances problem solving skills
  • Applies sequencing skills
  • Improves ability to follow instructions
  • Provides motivation to learn new skills

Emotional:

  • Builds confidence
  • Improves socialization
  • Develops patience
  • Promotes respect
  • Provides team building experiences
  • Improve self-regulation
  • Helps with sensory modulation

If you would like more information about this program or any of the other Equine Assisted Activities, please email us at secretary@brookhillfarm.org