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Therapeutic Riding

Therapeutic Riding

Pegasus Therapeutic Riding

Range of motion exercises and therapeutic riding for people with disabilities.

Services Offered

Equine Therapy • Therapeutic Riding • Disability Services

Description

Pegasus offers full body (ROM) range of motion exercise on horseback to as many certified disabled children and adults as possible. They gently ease riders into a program of physical exercise tailored to their needs. They work to build trust and confidence in those who have difficulty forming bonds with others and to provide psychological and emotional benefits derived from riding a horse such as: learning to concentrate, the discipline that comes from following directions, and a sense of empowerment.

Location

35-450 B Pegasus Ct., Palm Desert, CA 92211 33.7920837 -116.3455035

Service Options

Languages Spoken

  • English

Eligibility

  • For ages 3-90
  • Adults: Riders must be deemed handicapped by the Social Security system
  • Children: Riders must be deemed handicapped by the Public School system

  • Weight maximum: 190 lbs. (for safety of rider, horse, and volunteer)

    Payment

  • This service is free

How to Apply

Complete application
and mail to:
Pegasus Therapeutic Riding
35-450 B Pegasus Court
Palm Desert, CA 92211

  • All applicants must complete the “Rider’s Packet” which MUST include a Doctors signed approval for applicant to participate in the program
    Call with questions and/or for additional information. Leave a voice mail if staff is not available and your call will be returned.

  • Referrals are accepted from all three of the Coachella Valley's Unified School Districts severely Multiple Handicapped and M/M classes. Pegasus provides the buses that transport these riders to the Riding Academy. Some of the riders are from Angel View, Palm Springs Stroke Recovery Center, Desert Arc, The Braille Institute and others are referred from the United Cerebral Palsy Association, Autism Association, and ACT for MS, The Barbara Sinatra Children's Center, Private Physicians, and physical therapists.