RIVER FALLS – Registration is now open for the fall riding sessions at Walk On Therapeutic Horsemanship in River Falls. Classes will be held Tuesdays, Thursdays (5 p.m. and 6 p.m.) and …
RIVER FALLS – Registration is now open for the fall riding sessions at Walk On Therapeutic Horsemanship in River Falls. Classes will be held Tuesdays, Thursdays (5 p.m. and 6 p.m.) and Saturdays (9 a.m., 10 a.m. or 11 a.m.). Session 4 begins Sept. 7 and Session 5 begins Oct. 19.
Walk On serves children and adults with physical, developmental, social and emotional disabilities by providing horseback riding experiences assisted by trained volunteers.
“Riders receive numerous benefits through participation,” Executive Director Ken Giske said. “They develop core muscle strength, balance and coordination. We work on the educational process of cognitive development, including speech and socialization. We also work on issues for those with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). With each class, riders see their abilities grow; and with it, their confidence in themselves. Walk On bridges and bonds riders, volunteers, and equines in a rewarding experience for everyone.”
Recognized as a Premier Therapeutic Riding Program by PATH International (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship), Walk On follows the association’s guidelines and standards.
Information regarding 2021 fall classes and becoming a volunteer is available on the website. To learn more about Walk On and register for classes or volunteer, call 715-4252025, email [email protected], or visit https://www.walkontherapeutichorsemanship.org/.
Submitted by Walk On Therapeutic Horsemanship