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Therapeutic Horseback Riding

 
 

Program Description
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Therapeutic Riding is now available to members on Thursdays.  Riding is offered from 9:30am to 2:00pm, Thursdays, weather permitting.

Sessions are overseen by our riding instructor and Day Program Director, Allison Spasoff, Day Program Staff and Equine Volunteers.  Member/riders are paired up "permanently" with up to two volunteers, providing continuity, trust and maximum social interaction.

Before members can begin riding, they must first attend sessions designed to instruct the member/rider on safety, equine behavior and equine anatomy.

Lesson plans are coordinated between Riding and Day Program staff to allow the sessions to work holistically and in concert with overall member goals in the Day Program.

The Therapeutic Riding Program is not designed to be a standalone program, rather to complement and to enhance the activities our members are already engaged in, and offer them a broader array of program choices.  As such, the riding program is offered only to Hinds' Feet Farm members.

 


Riding Staff
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Therapeutic Riding would not be possible at Hinds' Feet Farm without the selfless generosity of our volunteers who help feed, care for, exercise our horses and work alongside staff and members to keep our riding activities safe! If you are interested in volunteering in our Riding Program, please contact Allison Spasoff or visit our Volunteering Page

Our Therapeutic Riding Activities are planned and supervised by our own PATH International Instructor in Training and Day Program Director, Allison Spasoff. She will be fully certified by the end of August, 2015.

 

 

   


 


Equine Staff
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Bailey
Quarterhorse
Palomino
Gelding
 

Proudly Sponsored By:

Not sponsored, please sponsor Bailey

 

Cadillac
Quarterhorse
Chestnut
Gelding
 

Proudly Sponsored By:

Not sponsored, please Sponsor Cadillac

Ela
Percheron Cross
Dapple Grey
Mare
 

Proudly Sponsored By:

Not sponsored, please Sponsor Ela

Shay Day
Thoroughbred
Bay
Mare
 

Proudly Sponsored By:

Not sponsored, please sponsor Shay Day

Puddin
Miniature Horse
Flaxen Chestnut
Mare
 

Proudly Sponsored By:

Not sponsored, please sponsor Puddin

Martin
Miniature Donkey
Spotted
Gelding
 

Proudly Sponsored By:

Not sponsored, please sponsor
Martin

Baby

We are sorry to announce the passing of our beautiful Percheron mare, Baby on May 13, 2008. Baby had developed a serious and untreatable neurological problem in her hind legs and eventually fell and was unable to get up.  We will miss you Baby!


 


Volunteer
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Volunteers are always welcome to assist in the many duties required to make a successful equine program!

Volunteers are needed in the following areas:

  • Care / Feeding of horses
  • Exercising horses
  • Lead / Side walking
  • Assisting / working with members
  • Fundraising

If you are interested in assisting our equine program in any way, please contact Allison Spasoff.

 


 


Facilities
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4 Stall Barn

Mounting Ramp

Riding Arena

Horse Stalls

Member Helmets and Information Center

Tools, Halters and Feeding Schedule

 

Tack, Feed and Grooming Tools

 

 


Sponsor a Horse
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Hinds' Feet Farm is committed to the health and safety of not only our members, but our equine staff as well. In order to provide a safe experience for our riders, our horses must be maintained well with quality hay, feed and veterinary care.  It costs roughly $1,500 dollars each year to care for each of our horses.

There are several ways of horse sponsorship you may choose from.
You may sponsor your favorite horse for a year or 6 months.

Total Sponsorship this includes feed, farrier, and routine veterinary care $1,500/yr or $750/6- months
Feed only this includes hay and grain as needed $800/yr or $400/6-months
Farrier only this includes trimming and shoeing $400/yr or $200/6-months
Vet Care only routine check-ups & immunizations $300/yr or $150/6-months

Please consider a generous donation to assist us in our efforts to make Therapeutic Riding a sustainable reality for our program.  We will acknowledge your gift on the Hinds' Feet Farm website, as well as on the stall of your sponsored horse!

If you are interested in sponsoring a member of our equine staff, please contact Marty Foil