Our Services

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Throughout the year, Little Bit serves people with physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities through therapeutic riding. Little Bit offers three 14-week sessions annually. Our riders typically participate once per week in one of the following programs: Adaptive Riding, Hippotherapy, and Vaulting. The therapeutic approach in each of these programs is different; but, all our riders, regardless of the sort of program they are enrolled in, experience the unique affect of equine-assistance in a dynamic social environment.

Riders work with a trusted, accepting four-legged partner and are assisted by attentive and encouraging instructors and volunteers. The horse's soothing rhythm, strength, warmth, and three-dimensional movement pattern provides healthy exercise while improving circulation and muscle tone. Beyond just physical benefits, riders improve their self-esteem and independence as they interact with their peers, volunteers, and instructors. Also, relationships between a horse and rider are proven to reduce anxiety, and encourage confidence. The entirety of this experience cannot be over-emphasized. All of it instills a greater sense of accomplishment and empowerment for each of our riders in diverse ways.

 

 
Riding experiences at Little Bit can lead to beneficial life changes as unique as each rider. Your support allows Little Bit to help build brighter futures and greater opportunities for each of our riders in a fun environment.