Therapeutic riding is an individualized program of learning to ride a horse which takes into account a person’s physical, mental, and emotional strengths and limitations. The horses, staff, and volunteers involved in therapeutic riding have all been carefully selected and trained to accommodate the physical, mental, or social disabilities of the rider. Goals of therapeutic riding vary as much as the individual participants. Improved physical strength, balance, mobility and coordination are accomplished through the physical act of riding a horse. Increased attention, concentration, learning, and verbal skills are inherent in learning the skills necessary to ride successfully. Bonding with the horse, making new friends, and respecting authority are some of the social improvements we see.. Improvements in self-esteem, self-control, and confidence also arise from the experience of success in learning to ride. Therapeutic riding is fun and effective!
Winslow offers therapeutic riding lessons continuously throughout the year and individuals may sign up for therapeutic riding lessons at any time. We offer single ½ hour lessons at a cost of $45 or a single 1 hour lesson at $65. You can also try a ½ hour group lesson which costs $35/rider.
Individuals interested in Therapeutic Riding lessons may call the Winslow office (845) 986-6686 to schedule an evaluation. An evaluation allows our riding instructors to design a lesson plan that is tailored to each rider’s needs and goals. English, Western and adaptive equipment are available to provide a riding experience suited to each participant. Evaluations are generally done both on and off the horse, and may take 1/2 hour to 1 hour. Cost for an evaluation is $45.00.
Winslow’s Visiting Classroom program offers your school the opportunity to bring your whole contained special education classrooms to Winslow once a week to enhance your special education program.
For 5—10 weeks our weekly sessions are specifically designed for children with special needs. During our time together your class will learn to ride a horse, understand horse language and commands and read a horse’s body language. Children will engage in off-horse activities like grooming, leading and horse knowledge in our indoor arena and classroom.
Our program will culminate with a graduation ceremony and certificate of completion for each student. The cost for visiting classrooms is $55 a student/per session however we often have grants that can offset your school’s cost. For more information contact our Program Coordinator at 986-6686.
Say good-bye to boring and lonely days off from school! Join us at Winslow for some fun and educational hours on the farm. You can spend your day taking a group riding lesson, grooming horses, mucking stalls and playing games! This program is for children ages 6-12 and runs from 9:00AM to 2:00pm. The cost is $50 per day/per person. Remember to dress for the outdoors and bring a snack and packed lunch. This event sells out quickly so payment is required to reserve a spot with no refunds. Call to reserve your spot today 845-986-6686.
2018-19 Dates: 9/10, 9/19, 10/8, 11/6, 11/8, 11/9, 11/12, 11/21, 12/27, 12/28, 1/21, 2/15, 2/18, 4/15, 4/16, 4/17, 4/18, 4/19
Two hour program consisting of riding, grooming and equine themed age appropriate activities. Great for scouts, families and other large groups. The event costs $55 per person or $85 for an individual.
Adult Farm Experience
Winslow’s Adult Farm Experience is a 4 1/2 hour daily program for adults with disabilities specially designed to fit into your Dayhab program. In this program, we provide a farm experience to your dayhab participants five days a week (M-F) from 9:30-2:00.. Our program is year round and an individual can begin the program at any point during the year.
Throughout our Farm Experience, we are committed to meeting the changing needs of each participant by offering a diverse array of enriching experiences designed to help adults with developmental disabilities learn and grow.
Each day will be a new adventure. Every day, participants will take an extended therapeutic riding lesson and learn horsemanship and various barn activities. In addition one other activity is offered each day such as an art project, cooking, music therapy, gardening, tending our chickens or perhaps a calming hike through our beautiful 103 acres of farm land.
Sign your child (ages 6 – 12) up for this outdoor summer program which allows your child to explore, enjoy and learn about caring for one of the most beautiful animals, the horse. Riders will learn about caring, bonding and trusting through the use of the horse. Opportunities in decision making, leadership skills and social skills will enrich the experience with the ultimate goal of improved self-awareness, self-image and self-reliance.
Activities include a daily group lesson with trail ride, grooming and tacking, mounted games, horsemanship, hiking, crafts, outdoor cooking all related to the theme of the week. Summer Adventures run Monday through Friday from 9:00 – 3:00 and costs $295 per week.
Monday through Friday 9am-3pm $295.00 per week
- Session One ~ July 9th – 13th – Colonial Times Week
- Session Two ~ July 16th – 20th – Fiesta Fun Week
- Session Three ~ July 23rd – 27th – Medieval Times Week
- Session Four ~ July 30th – August 3rd – Native American Week
- Session Five ~ Aug 6th – 10th – Circus Week
- Session Six ~ Aug 13th – 17th – Hawaiian Week
- Session Seven ~ Aug 20th – 24th – Wild West Week
The Winslow Summer Youth Leadership Academy is a four week summer program that is funded by the Orange County Youth Bureau for youth entering 7th, 8th and 9th grades. It was developed by the Orange County Youth Bureau to equip middle school aged youth, with the practical skills needed to become productive, self-fulfilled and achievement-oriented adults and community leaders. The program empowers young people by developing their inherent leadership potential and by opening the doors to new opportunities.
Our program incorporates positive youth development through an integrated curriculum of work experience, cultural enrichment, mentoring and the acquisition of life skills, job skills and leadership training. All of this combined with 2 days a week of group therapeutic riding lessons and horse care and horsemanship activities. It encourages participants to become self-sufficient, self-reflective and self-empowered. This program is only open to 15 participants. Participants are chosen through an interview process. If you are interested in applying, please email Stacy at Stacy@Winslow.org.
2018 schedule: Monday through Friday July 9th through August 3rd from 9:00am to 3:00pm.