Therapeutic Riding Program|
Imagine the smile on the face of a person who until riding a horse, had only the mobility of a wheel chair...I've seen that smile, and it is contagious! Horses give people freedom of movement, the exhilaration of horse power, the partnership of a gentle giant. Around the world, physicians, physical therapists, mental health professionals, riding instructors and parents alike, recognize the values derived from horseback riding for people with disabilities.
The North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA), was founded in 1969, created to promote and support equine-facilitated activities for individuals with disabilities in the United States and Canada. Today there are over 600 NARHA riding centers in North America serving more than 30,000 riders with disabilities. NARHA is a charitable, non-profit, non-partisan, non-sectarian and non-discriminating service organization.
Nodaway Farm is working towards becoming a NARHA-accredited therapeutic riding
center, offering a diversity of riding programs for people of all ages with physical
and developmental challenges.
Please write, call or e-mail us if you or anyone you know, is interested in therapeutic riding, volunteering or becoming involved in the development of our program.
Member: North American Riding For The Handicapped Association Watch for our NARHA-Accredited
Therapeutic riding program for people with disabilities in the at: www.narha.org.
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