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(859) 694-7669

12372 Riggs Rd, Independence, KY 41051, USA

©2018 by Milestones, Inc.

Silver Saddles

a fun way for the over-50 crowd to socialize, stay fit, and learn new skills

Overview

Participants meet once a week during the riding sessions.

 

Each lesson focuses on improving flexibility, balance, and muscle tone, as well as general horsemanship.

Benefits

 

Silver Saddles riders benefit psychologically and physically from therapeutic riding activities.

 

Psychological Benefits

  • Teaches trust through the rider/horse bond

  • Teaches problem-solving skills

  • Teaches the use of patience to control the horse

  • Enhances decision-making skills

  • Promotes responsibility and cooperation

  • Increases the ability to focus and stay on task

  • Boosts self-esteem and pride

  • Instills a sense of accomplishment

Physical Benefits

  • Improves balance and strengthens muscles as the rider learns proper posture and is motivated to self-correct to maintain a secure seat on the horse

  • Improves coordination, both on and off the horse

  • Improves range of motion

  • Replicates the muscle movements of walking

  • Stimulates the vestibular, nervous, and circulatory systems

2019 Sessions

We offer lessons year-round in the following sessions:

  • Winter Wonderland Session: January 7th - February 1st

  • Winter Session: February 4th - April 12th

  • Spring Session: April 15th through June 28th

  • Summer Session: July 8th through September 13th

  • Fall Session: September 23rd - December 13th