One report found that while 8.6 percent of public school children have been identified as having disabilities that affect their ability to learn, these students make up 32 percent of youth in juvenile detention centers.

  • 56.7 million people in the United States have a disability

  • 30.6 million people 15 years and older have a moving impairment such as walking or climbing stairs

  • 3.6 million people 15 years and older use a wheelchair

  • 12 million people ages 15 years and older, require the assistance of others to perform one or more tasks of daily living (bathing, dressing, doing housework and preparing meals)

  • People with disabilities represent 19% of the civilian non-institutionalized population.  Persons with disabilities are determined to have a physical or mental impairment that affects one or more major life activity – such as walking, bathing, dressing, eating, preparing meals, going outside, or doing simple housework.



Disabled Programs

Horsin' Around


  • Our Therapeutic riding program is a recreational horseback riding lessons adapted to individuals with disabilities.

  • This program is administered by a professional horseback riding instructor. At The Caring Corral, a licensed Physical or Occupational Therapist is available for consultation regarding the disability for all lessons.

  • In therapeutic riding, the emphasis is usually on proper position while riding and rein skills.

  • A component of therapeutic riding is goal setting.  We want to make horseback riding fun and educational, but then we also want to incorporate some skill-building or achievement, whether it’s confidence building, working on speech, strengthening the core, or some other goal. When we know what a rider’s goals are, we’ll do activities to achieve them.


Learning Disabilities

Rett Syndrome


Cerebral Palsy

Down Syndrome

Sight/Hearing Impairment


Spina Bifida

Chromosal abnormalities

The diagnosis treated, but not limited to:



Attention Deficit Disorder

Sensory Integrative Dysfunction

Developmental Delay

Traumatic Brain Injury

Multiple Sclerosis

Muscular Dystrophy


Angelman Syndrome



Benefits for the physically challenged are both physical and psychological

  • Improved muscle strength

  • Improved posture

  • Enhanced social relationsip

  • Increased metabolism

  • Increased range of motion

  • Improved confidence

  • Improved coping skills

  • Improved self-esteem\

Equine assisted Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy has been practiced in the U.S. for more than 30 years.  Improvements have been noted in:

  • Balance

  • Posture

  • Strength/muscle tone

  • Social control

  • Language skills

  • Head control

  • Visual/Spatial perception

  • Hand eye coordination

  • Motivation

  • Fine motor control

  • Attention span

  • Cognitive

  • Emotional control

  • Listening skills

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