Equine Therapy • Therapeutic Riding • Disability Services
Pegasus therapeutic riding classes offer full body (ROM) range of motion exercise on horseback for disabled children and adults. Therapeutic riding helps with balance, hand-eye coordination, posture, motor skills, and muscle stregthening. Social and emotional benefits include increased focus and concentration, social skills,self confidence, self esteem, and improved speech skills. Classes are 30 minutes long and tailored to the rider's individual needs.
Bus transportation to the stable is available during the school day for students receiving special education services through the Palm Springs or Desert Sands school districts.
-Physician approval is required.
-Adult riders must be deemed disabled by the Social Security system.
-Youth riders must be deemed disabled by the Public School system.
-For the safety of rider, horse, and volunteers, there is a weight maximum of 180 pounds for riders.
-Some volunteers speak Spanish, but availability of Spanish speaking volunteers cannot be guaranteed,
- This service is free
How to Apply
Submit an application by mail, or in person during business hours.
The application packet includes a registration form, medical history, authorization to treat, photo release, and liability waiver. The medical history must be completed at your physician's office and signed and stamped by your physician. You will be scheduled into a class once your application has been approved. A wait list may apply.
Riders must follow the dress code of long pants, closed toe shoes, and a helmet (provided by Pegasus).