Welcome to SaddleUp! "Where Hope Reins"
Through SaddleUp! Foundation programs, we provide therapy for the mentally, emotionally, and physically challenged, including but not limited to, Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADD/ADHD, Traumatic Paralysis, Muscular Dystrophy, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Fragile X Syndrome, Prader-Willi Syndrome and Multiple Sclerosis. In order to meet the needs of the participant, our therapists and instructors utilize advanced techniques and equipment for physical, occupational and speech therapy and other therapeutic activities, such as riding and vaulting, in addition to Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL) and Psychotherapy (EFP.) Please familiarize yourself with the programs at SaddleUp! Foundation in order to better understand what service might be right for you or your child.
Services available to both adults and children include:
Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapies
Equine Facilitated Activities
Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP)
Many types and breeds of horses can be used for equine facilitated activities and therapies. What is important is that they have a calm, patient and trainable temperament. The horse’s job can be extremely stressful, so the ‘right’ horse is one of the most important ingredients for a successful experience. Safety is the top priority and every horse has to undergo a thorough assessment before being considered for the program. We proactively train our staff and horses to cope with stressful situations on a regular basis.
Although our focus is on disabled therapy, able bodied riders also come to SaddleUp! Foundation. They often help as "sidewalkers" and to assist with care for the horses. This makes for a fun atmosphere for all, and helps to lower overhead, which, in turn, enables us to keep our fees low for the riders that have disabilities and their families.