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

2021 Sessions

Milestones offers lessons in the following sessions:

 

  • Winter Session: February 15th - April 23rd

  • Spring Session: May 3rd - July 9th

  • Summer Session: July 19th - September 24th

  • Fall Session: October 4th - December 17th  

Our lesson schedule may change due to COVID restrictions or inclement weather. Please contact us for the most current scheduling information.

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