Heritage Christian Stables is a therapeutic riding program for children and adults, accredited by PATH Intl. (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International). With the assistance of highly skilled riding instructors and hundreds of dedicated volunteers, this program provides an exciting opportunity for physical, mental, emotional and spiritual growth.
Therapeutic riding is a holistic experience, impacting a person's physical, emotional, spiritual and mental well-being. Physically, the rhythmic motion of a horse's gait mimics the way humans walk, offering disabled riders the freedom to move without the help of a wheelchair, often for the first time.
Additionally, therapeutic horseback riding has been shown to improve muscle tone, balance, posture, coordination, and motor development. Psychologically, it's empowering for the rider to be able to work alongside a 1,000-pound animal with a few commands and a tug on the reins. The experience helps increase the rider's confidence, self-esteem, and independence.
Lessons are offered Monday through Friday at various times throughout each day and evening. Volunteers need to commit to a weekly schedule for a 12-week period and are required to attend training and orientation.
For more information, call our volunteer coordinator at (585) 340-5780.
Volunteer Packet '16
Telephone: (585) 872-2540
Address: 1103 Salt Road in Webster, NY
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 200, Webster, NY 14580
Director: Lorrie Renker
Directions: Google Maps
275 Kenneth Dr., Suite 100, Rochester, NY 14623-4277 | T: (585) 340-2000 | F: (585) 340-2006
3790 Commerce Court, Suite 800, N.
Tonawanda, NY 14120-2094
T: (716) 743-2020 | F: (716) 743-1838
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