Through the Rein and Shine therapeutic riding program, students improve their physical, communication, motor and social skills. In their relationships with the horses, students learn companionship, responsibility, confidence and vocational skills.
Most importantly, students feel empowered, enabling them to connect with others on a personal level.
The therapeutic riding lesson program is modeled after the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) guidelines for accredited operating centers. Our riding lessons are planned with the student’s educational, physical, social and recreational goals in mind along with input from the parents or caregiver.
Who can participate?
Children as young as 4 years old and those with a wide array of disabilities are welcome in the therapeutic riding program.
What is the lesson format?
During the initial visit, therapeutic goals are established, and from this point forward, progress is documented. Most participants have one 30- to 60-minute lesson each week for the length of the semester, with the majority continuing their lessons from one semester to the next. A PATH-certified instructor, along with trained volunteers, conduct each lesson. Lesson activities may include developing basic riding skills, exercises, games, groundwork and trail riding.
What is the enrollment process?
Once all forms are completed, a Rein and Shine instructor will be in touch to set up a lesson schedule.
Download the therapeutic riding application and mail it back to:
Rein and Shine
5220 Bedaw Farm Drive
Awendaw, SC 29429
What are the fees?
30-minute private: $40
45-minute private: $55
45-minute semi-private: $45
60-minute private: $65
60-minute semi-private: $50
60-minute group (3-4 students): $50