Horse Assisted Therapy Services
of North Louisiana, Inc

What is Therapeutic Horsemanship?

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Therapeutic horsemanship teaches equestrian skills for the purpose of contributing positively to the cognitive, physical, emotional and social well-being of individuals who are "differently-abled."  The primary goal is to teach an appropriate equestrian skill with secondary benefits  relating to the individual's impairment.  In our Therapeutic Horsemanship program, participants learn about horses through riding, groundwork, handling, and taking care of their horse.  A PATH Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor conducts the session with a leader and side walkers as necessary for safety.   The student learns adaptive riding skills, general care, grooming, and saddling. Lessons are individualized to the students' needs, and may include games and other activities on horseback. Emphasis is placed on helping the participant to become as independent as possible.  A physical therapist may offer some guidance about the activities offered. 


501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization 

Founded: 2008

Board President: Don Newell

Director:  Leslie Vowles, PT, CTRI

Instructor: Jessica Temples, CTRI


Proud to be a Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, International Member Center.