Therapeutic riding, also known as adaptive riding, is a global term which embraces all horse-related activities for people with disabilities. A qualified instructor teaches the skill of riding for individuals with special needs and maximizes the rider's function on the horse. It is both educational and recreational. The rider is matched with a horse who demonstrates the appropriate height, width, gait, and temperament for the particular rider.
At TROT, adaptive riding lessons are designed for 1-4 riders of similar cognitive age and abilities. Students will learn horsemanship skills, and may participate in trail rides and group activities such as competitive games.