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We provide equine assisted activities to encourage individuals with special needs in reaching their potential for physical, behavioral, and social development in an atmosphere of recreation and fun.

We offer each rider the chance to "take the reins", becoming an active partner in directing their equine experience.  Lessons are customized to suit the individual needs, goals, and learning style of the student.  Our certified PATH Intl. instructors show patience and understanding in devising lesson plans that reflect their expertise in a wide range of disabilities. 

Both children and adults appreciate our peaceful, no pressure atmosphere. The student's enjoyment of the company of an equine, in an environment of total acceptance and absolute safety is our primary goal.

Having fun in this way can improve the likelihood of attaining many of life's goals without the feeling of "going to therapy."  Family members and medical professionals alike have remarked about the improvement in core strength, attention span, balance, and verbal skills of our students, and, also of the fun the student has at All Riders Up.

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Marcy Wilhelm-South

Purdue University

Location Garnet Valley, PA
URL http://www.allridersup.org/
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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

  • (2018), "All Riders Up," https://habricentral.org/resources/64451.

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  1. Animal-assisted activities
  2. Animal-assisted therapies
  3. Equine-assisted activities
  4. Horses
  5. Mammals
  6. open access
  7. Pennsylvania
  8. special needs
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