Free Rein Center

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Free Rein is dedicated to the principle that all of us, whatever our abilities, are capable of more than we think, and that together we can help build a more caring and compassionate world.


Free Rein is proud to have a vibrant, growing, human-horse interaction program.  We are staffed by a program director and  instructors certified by Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH International), formerly the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA). The therapeutic benefits of structured interaction with a horse are recognized by many in the medical professions.  For individuals with special needs in the cognitive, emotional, physical, and relationship areas, the unique relationship formed with a horse can lead to dramatic growth in self-esteem, self-awareness, confidence, and communication skills.  For those with physical disabilities, there are often the added outcomes of improved coordination, balance, and flexibility.