THERAPEUTIC CLASSES

Equine & Animal Assisted Therapy, Activities & Learning

Robinson Ranch first opened its’ doors to students with special needs in 2000.   Life-long horseman, John Robinson had a vision to work with Equine and special needs individuals – and so the journey began…

Robinson Ranch now offers the following programs:Theraputic Riding Classes

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Equine Assisted Learning (EAL)

What is Equine Assisted Learning (EAL)? Equine Assisted Learning is a unique approach to learning that involves interactive, goal-oriented activities with horses. Riding horses is NOT a part of this program. When horses are allowed to live naturally in herds and family groups, every horse is important and has a job and a responsibility to the herd. …

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Therapeutic Riding Program

Our Therapeutic Riding Program instills confidence and builds self esteem as students develop skills and strength to ride independently under the supervision of a Certified Riding Instructor or Certified Riding Instructor in Training. The Ranch’s unique Equine Therapy program is founded on the principle that, through working with horses, students can learn life skills that initiate …

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Equine Assisted Therapy (EAT)

Benefits of Equine Assisted Therapy What may first appear less therapeutic and more like play,  equine assisted therapy and lead line riding can help people with physical and mental disabilities. While there is little controlled research on the subject, physical therapists progress notes, as well as reports from physicians, teachers, and parents testify to its …

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Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP)

What is Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP)? Equine Assisted Psychotherapy is Psychotherapy with the assistance of horses as partners in providing the therapy.  A Mental Health Professional* is licensed to provide psychotherapy and has additional training and certification to provide therapy with horses as partners in the process.  There is also an “Equine Specialist” present during the …

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EAFL Utilizing Music

Equine Assisted Facilitated Learning Program (EAFL) Utilizing Music This program utilizes the effect of music on the human brain to facilitate and encourage learning and movement. This program also utilizes the effect of music on the horse’s brain to facilitate rhythmic gait. The music can also be utilized as a tool to adjust mood, energy …

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Special Olympics

Robinson Ranch Special Olympics Equestrian Team The Special Olympics mission statement is: To provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, …

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