NHSC Therapeutic Riding
Collaboration between TR4 Heart & Soul and Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College Equine Studies, serving the Fort Berthold Communities
Therapeutic riding is an equine- assisted activities for the purpose of contributing positively to the cognitive, physical, emotional, and social well-being of individuals with disabilities.
Mission: Seeking to improve the quality of life, both physical and emotionally of adults and children with disabilities, learning, speech, and behavioral challenges through the heart and soul of a horse.
Diagnosis Currently Serving: Muscular Dystrophy, ADD/ADHD, Multiple Sclerosis, Scoliosis, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Visual Impairment, Down Syndrome, Spinal Cord Injuries, Learning Disabilities, Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Delays, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury
Physical – Participants experience improvements in muscle strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, endurance, sensory registration, visual/spatial orientation, motor control, rhythm/timing, physical arousal and attentiveness
Cognitive – A motivational opportunity to improve concentration, attention span, memory, communication, decision making, problem solving, sequencing, patience, judgement and insight development.
Emotional and Behavioral – Improvements in self-confidence, self-awareness, mood regulation, hopefulness, goal setting, and positive risk taking.
Social – improvement in teamwork, cooperation, trust, respect, leadership, responsibility and empathy
Therapeutic Riding Staff
Therapeutic Riding Coordinator/Instructor