Experience a peace when riding at Potter's Ranch
Potter's Ranch Riding Center has assisted children, youth, and adults with a vast array of physical, mental, and emotional challenges to improve their lives through the innate therapeutic qualities of a horse. Adapting each of our TR programs to the needs of the participant, we have had grief counseling, psychotherapy and reunification, addressing anti-bullying, just to name a few. Often taking them through our sensory trail and obstacles that are used for teaching as well as being therapeutic.
The horses natural movement engages the human body in a manner that simulates walking. It is not uncommon that a student who has mobility limitations before riding will show improvements in their ability to ambulate after their lesson due to the improved core strength and flexibility derived from riding their horse. Whereas physical therapy in a room may be a chore, riding becomes a treat. Students have an opportunity to work on life skills, concentration, following directions, and working with others through horseback riding skills. Students are able to progress and increase in their knowledge of horsemanship skills through their participation in lessons. Students look forward to riding their special four-footed friend and working with their dedicated volunteer each week during their eight week session.