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Rising Star Riders, RSR, provides therapeutic horseback riding, unmounted instruction and mental health services.  We offer services to children and adults with physical and/or emotional challenges. During mounted instruction the participant learns how to properly mount the horse, control the horse, and develops a basic balanced position while riding.  During the lesson the participants will develop riding skills while increasing muscle tone and increasing a sense of mastery.  During unmounted instruction participants will learn how to halter, lead, groom and tack up the horse. The participant will learn new communication skills, will improve socialization and increase balance and stamina.  While participating they will gain a sense of control and confidence.

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Marcy Wilhelm-South

Purdue University

Location Tehachapi, CA
URL https://rsriders.wordpress.com/
Status Active
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Tags
  1. Animal roles
  2. Anxiety
  3. Attention deficit disorder
  4. Autism
  5. Brain injuries
  6. California
  7. Cerebral palsy
  8. Deafness
  9. Depression
  10. Down Syndrome
  11. Emotional disorder
  12. Horseback riding
  13. Horses
  14. Intellectual disabilities
  15. Learning disabilities
  16. Mammals
  17. Multiple sclerosis
  18. Neuromuscular diseases
  19. open access
  20. Service animals
  21. spina bifida
  22. Therapeutic horsemanship
  23. Visual Impairments
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