Therapeutic Horsemanship Program
This horsemanship program is free to individuals with MS between 10-65 years of age. Riding a horse can develop core strength, coordination, balance and flexibility. Horsemanship fosters teamwork, patience, trust and cooperation. Emotional and cognitive benefits include empowerment, improved focus and decision-making and overall enhancement of quality of life. Group therapeutic riding and horsemanship sessions take place one hour each week for 6 weeks. No riding experience necessary!
First come first served. Limited spaces available. Due to the limitations of the participating horses, riders must be less than 180 pounds. Program takes place in Central Islip – transportation available.
Offered by the Lourie Center for Pediatric MS through funding from the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.