Therapeutic Riding

Therapeutic riding is the heart of what we do at The Retreat at Beckleysville. We understand that every rider is unique, with needs, challenges, and abilities that are all different. Our experienced volunteers work with each rider to tailor an equestrian experience that is both enjoyable and beneficial. 

Some riders work to improve their physical skills and balance. Others simply enjoy the recreational aspects of riding. Still others are serious competitors who strive to improve their skills and abilities. 

Benefits of Therapeutic Riding Include:
  • Improved muscle tone

  • Improved balance​

  • Increased confidence

  • Speech/Language enrichment 

  • Sensory integration

  • Social Interaction

Our therapeutic riding program relies on volunteers, and we have some of the best! The Retreat has dozens of dedicated volunteers, from school students earning service learning hours, to parents of riders, to retirees. All our volunteers help in a variety of ways, including assisting with lessons, caring for the horses, and maintaining the facility.  
Looking for a rewarding, hands-on volunteer experience? 
Learn how you can help!