Pizza Party Fun!

Pizza Party Fun!

On Wednesday, April 18, riders, volunteers, and staff came together to celebrate the successful completion of our early Spring riding session.  Over 35 people enjoyed pizza and s’mores while connecting with each other and sharing stories about their Sunrise Experience.  We would like to thank all of our volunteers who help us make a difference …

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2018 Lesson Schedule

2018 Lesson Schedule

We are currently accepting riders for the Spring Session.  If you or someone you know could benefit from Horse Therapy, give us a call at 765-935-4291 and reserve your time slot.   Lessons can be held between 9 am -9 pm Mondays thru Fridays.  

Two New Programs Coming to Sunrise!

Two New Programs Coming to Sunrise!

Sunrise, Inc. Therapeutic Riding Center is now offering equestrian programs for veterans and certification mentoring for individuals pursuing PATH Intl. registered instructor certification. “Being around horses is a unique form of recreational therapy that has demonstrable physical, mental, and emotional benefits,” explains Veterans Program Coordinator Robin Hirtle. “Veterans with physical and mental wounds can come …

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Benefits of Therapeutic Riding on Autism

Benefits of Therapeutic Riding on Autism

A recent article by the College of William and Mary in Virginia talks about how the Therapeutic riding can assist children with autism in the classroom. Autism is the most common of the disabilities that Sunrise serves. One parent of a student quoted: “My daughter’s progress has been remarkable, in my eyes, surpassing my wildest expectations.” Another …

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What’s the difference between hippotherapy and therapeutic riding?

What’s the difference between hippotherapy and therapeutic riding?

Have you heard the term hippotherapy and then the term therapeutic riding but, not sure if there is a difference? There is actually a difference between hippotherapy and therapeutic riding.  Hippotherapy is really about the horses movement, the walk of the horse is rhythmic and repetitive, it is the movement that is a foundation to improve an individual’s …

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Horse Therapy goes beyond disabled

Horse Therapy goes beyond disabled

Horse therapy or therapeutic riding for special needs individuals can make a huge difference in their lives.  If you have a child but not sure of the benefits take a moment to listen to a recent news story in Texas about the benefits of therapeutic riding.