Equine Assisted Activities
With the combination of a horse and riding instructor
the participant can achieve specific goals; physical, mental,
motivational and spiritual. All participants must undergo an
evaluation to determine suitability to the program.
LPR can provide Level 1 prevention to At-Risk Youth. Many at-risk youth are victims of abuse, neglect, or
other challenging issues and often have been unresponsive
to traditional therapies.
The men and woman that have served our country, many at
a large cost to themselves, benefit from our horses. Equine
assisted activities can assist them physically, mentally, and
In addition to cognitive and emotional benefits, horseback
riding strengthens and relaxes muscles, improves posture,
balance and coordination, and increases joint mobility.
Examples of disabilities may include but are not limited to:
Cerebral Palsy Multiple ScleroisDown SyndromeDyspraxiaStroke Paralysis/ParaplegiaHead TraumaSpina Bifida
Spinal Cord InjurySeizure DisordersAmputationMuscular DystrophyScoliosisArthritisAutism
(Riders must be able to mount and dismount with assistance.)
ADDITIONAL SERVICES PROVIDED
- Collaboration with local colleges and schools for research
- Continued education training for instructors and volunteers
- Youth Development Program for area high school students to fulfill volunteer hours
- Participation in community parades and horse shows
All riders are required to fill out a participant packet before riding at the Leaning Post