Therapeutic Riding/ Neurodivergent Sessions

Our approach meets the student where he/she is, finds the edge of what is comfortable, and seeks to expand that edge- all in a spirit of exploration, joy and curiosity.  Depending on the needs of the students and the goals of their parents, we might begin on the ground exploring the textures of the grass and soil, or engaged in play with a small animal. Or we might get up on a horse right away and begin our exploration from the saddle. Each session is unique, and is born out of the moment. While we do have goals to shape towards, our work together is done lightly, in the spirit of play.

 

And where do the horses come in?

Riding a horse calms, stabilizes and grounds the physical body, enabling the student to awaken to the world around them. It aligns the spine and energy systems and reduces cortisol, while simultaneously raising serotonin and oxytocin levels. This means the body is calmed, soothed, and flooded with pleasurable feelings. What's more, it allows the student to be carried in a way that is secure, grounded, and- at the faster speeds- full of joy! From this place the student can begin to engage in the exterior world, activate learning centres in the brain, and retain a powerful sense of calm that becomes a foundation that helps to stabilize sensory issues. 

Having an experience of this kind with such a large animal is tremendously empowering, and has the ability to carry forwards into all areas of the student's life. 

Customized to meet the needs of the student as they arise, the therapeutic riding/neurodivergent sessions at Mountain Horse School are designed to offer a place of acceptance, learning and exploration where the students are celebrated, validated and included in the large and small joys of life.



Pricing:

  • 60 minute session: $75.00- $150.00

Because each person's needs are so unique, we invite you to come out to the farm with your family for a visit/consultation and we will provide a custom quote based on supports needed. We are able to accept funding through the AFN for children over 6 years of age, as well as through some distributed learning centres. 

 



What people are saying about therapeutic sessions at Mountain Horse School:

 

"I just wanted to tell you that you are AMAZING with Alexa and you have such a calming effect on her. She has so much confidence after just one session."

         -Faith McBride

 "My boys benefit so much from their time with the horses and Rose. They are always excited about horse therapy- we even have a special alarm for that day. To see the joy in their eyes and in their bodies is the greatest gift that Dublin could give us. Thanks Dublin and Kera!"                                                                                                 -Patti Beale


About Us

Located in the beautiful Pemberton Meadows, Mountain Horse School is 5 minutes from downtown Pemberton, 35 minutes from Whistler and 2 hours from Vancouver, British Columbia. We offer relationship based riding lessons, workshops, kids' day camps, Being With Horses Classes,  and Neurodivergent sessions specific to Autism, anxiety, ADHD, and other neurodiversities.   

Mountain Horse School

Pemberton BC

Tel: (778)266-0677

Email: info@mountainhorseschool.com

 

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