Our Equine Therapists
Our current equine therapists are both STRIDE owned and volunteers. In order to expand our program offerings, STRIDE is always seeking suitable horses who can be dedicated to the program on a full time basis.
Therapeutic riding is one of the most demanding jobs any horse will ever be asked to do. Therefore, therapy horses have to be physically and mentally sound, gentle, people-oriented, and they absolutely must have good ground manners.
Most horses are happiest when they have a job to do, and we find that aging horses are particularly well-suited to therapy work. Horses that lack the stamina necessary for long trail rides or vigorous horse sports, but that still possess a desire to work and eagerness to please, might make suitable therapy horses.
We encourage you to consider donating your healthy older horse to STRIDE. Please contact us if you would like our trainers to examine and test a horse you wish to donate. All donations to STRIDE are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.