YMCA Leap of Faith: Equine Assisted Therapy


Contact Information
Address:
Conroe YMCA
10245 Owen Drive
City:
Conroe
Zip Code:
77304
County:
Montgomery
Other Organizational Contact Options
Phone Number:
(936) 441-9622
E-mail:
jessicat@ymcahouston.org
Web Site:
http://www.conroeymca.org/dyncat.cfm?catid=265
Resource Information
Service Description:
Equine assisted riding therapy for children with disabilities through the Conroe YMCA. Volunteers needed and specialized training provided. Contact: Jessica Thomas

Leap of Faith is dedicated to serving riders with disabilities. Each horse, therapist and volunteer provides physical, mental and social therapies that help our riders expand their range of their abilities and encourages them to “pick up the reins of life”.

Therapeutic riding helps clients with visual and hearing impairments, Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Learning Disabilities, Mental Health Concerns, Mental Retardation, Multiple Sclerosis, Spina Bifida, and Traumatic Brain Injuries.

Riding a horse can be an enormously liberating experience for people with disabilities. Astride this large and powerful animal, a therapeutic rider experiences a new sense of mobility and control. People who are often very dependent on others find independence, self-confidence, and self-esteem.
Is this organization non-profit or for profit?:
Non-Profit
Fee Structure Details:
Evaluation Fee: $40
Facility Members: $250 (10 week session)
Program Members: $450 (10 week session)
Keyword(s):
equine, riding therapy, YMCA
Resource Categories:
Recreation and Leisure
Last updated on 19 November 2008