Horsemanship

“Horses change lives. They give people confidence, hope, self-esteem and provide peace and tranquility to troubled souls.”

The Eagle Mount Equestrian Center promotes safety and optimal outcomes in equine-assisted activities for individuals and families with special needs. We are a Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH, Intl) Member Center and employ PATH, Intl Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructors and Equine Specialists in Mental Health and Learning.

Equestrian Program Eagle Mount

Equine-Assisted Activities such as Therapeutic Riding and Equine Assisted Learning are available for:

  • Individual or group sessions.
  • Mounted or unmounted sessions.
  • Special groups.
  • Veteran opportunities.
  • Our traveling horses: Group, nursing, and retirement homes; Schools and other interested groups.

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Think your horse would be a great fit for our program?  Our current need for horses are:

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  • Completely sound – no lameness issues or any other known ailment.
  • Calm, adaptable temperament.
  • Preferred Age Range:  9 to 15.
  • Patience – must be able to stand and wait for participant to groom, mount or dismount.

Download our paperwork and complete a horse profile if you would like your horse considered.  New Horse Prospect

Participant and Volunteer Requirements

Participate

Participant Scheduling Information
  • Ages 6 and up.
  • 180 lbs weight limit to ride.
  • Complete an evaluation with one of our therapeutic riding instructors.
  • Some disabilities may prevent riding – such as uncontrolled seizures, severe behavioral challenges and/or movement and weight restrictions. Individual assessments will be done.
  • Helmets (provided by Eagle Mount) and closed toed shoes are required. Jeans are preferred.

Volunteer

Volunteer Scheduling Information
  • Ages 16 and up.
  • Ability to stand and/or walk alongside a horse for 30- 60 minutes.
  • Closed toed shoes and wear modest and weather appropriate clothing.
  • Complete the Eagle Mount Equestrian Volunteer Training.