Farr Park Equestrian Center’s Hearts & Hooves Therapeutic Riding Program 💜🐴 offers a horseback riding experience to children and adults with disabilities. BREC seeks to enrich the lives of participants by providing a unique social and physical opportunity. Their capable instructors direct riders in correct horsemanship, communication, safety, handling, and accomplishing goals.
Who does the Hearts & Hooves Therapeutic Riding Program serve?
Hearts Riders aged 6 and up with physical, mental, and social disabilities participate in a six-week session of riding lessons tailored to their needs. Riders enjoy a one-hour class on horseback learning stretching exercises, basic equitation and games. Horseback riding is known to improve core strength and coordination and provide a unique social opportunity with peers. Maximum class sizes of 8 riders, with 2 instructors and up to 3 volunteer assistants per rider.
Horseback riding is naturally therapeutic. Whether they have physical, cognitive, sensory or emotional disabilities, participants benefit from riding or working with horses.
Farr Park Equestrian Center
Session 1: Monday / Sept. 12-Oct. 17
Session 2: Monday / Nov. 7-Dec. 12
Available class times: 4:30 p.m. + 6 p.m.
$120 for East Baton Rouge Parish residents
$144 for out of parish residents
Pre-registration required / Scholarships are available
Register online at webtrac.brec.org / To volunteer visit, volunteer.brec.org
For more information, call 225-769-7805 or email Camille.Chapman@brec.org