Our Mission: To enhance the lives of individuals with mental and physical challenges through equine-assisted therapy.
Our Vision: To facilitate healing of the mind, body, and spirit through the grace and strength of the horse.
- We are committed to operating with integrity and following PATH International standards as we present a fun, family -focused approach to equine-assisted therapy.
- As passionate stewards of our clients and horses, we are dedicated to showing respect, support and compassion for all.
- We have a lasting commitment to serve those in need and educate the community about equine-assisted therapy
- We pledge to collaborate with like-minded entities and community stakeholders to provide the highest quality services and reach those most in need of our services.
7 Star Therapeutic Riding Center, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization, provides equine assisted therapy to physically and mentally challenged individuals. Our highly trained instructors are certified through PATH International (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International).
7 Star serves clients with many types of disabilities including: ADHD-ADD, autism, Down’s Syndrome, CP, MS, MR, MD, Traumatic Brain Injury, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, amputees, Rhett Syndrome, visually and hearing impaired, etc. We also serve veterans experiencing a range of physical and psychological disabilities.
Equine-assisted therapy provides an alternative form of therapy that cannot be obtained through conventional therapy. The gait of the horse mimics that of a human. Through the motion of the horse, clients develop core muscle strength, and stimulation of brain patterns, which improves balance and coordination. Clients learn to concentrate and focus on riding, which helps with sequencing, and learning to follow oral instructions.