Enhancing lives through the therapeutic power of the horse since 1993. Read more about Equi-Ed.
Equi-Ed offers a variety of year-round programs, from riding, vaulting, and horsemanship to competition opportunities. Each program is specially designed to enhance the therapeutic benefits of equine activities. Students of all ages and backgrounds participate in riding, vaulting, and competing.
Equi-Ed offers to students with and without disabilities who participate in therapeutic riding, the opportunity to experience physical, emotional, and mental benefits. Read more about becoming a student.
Therapeutic riding helps students become healthier as it increases balance, muscle control and strength. Horseback riding gently and rhythmically moves the human body in a manner similar to the human walking gait thereby providing the upper and lower body sensation and mental image of walking. It stimulates passive exercise, which increases cardiovascular, muscular and respiratory strength.
Following COVID19 guidelines and implementing related protocols we were able to safely offer a modified summer 2020 riding session! For independent or riders not requiring more than a safety spotter or horse handler, we were able to accommodate and welcome 12 of our riders for a six week session which continued through the Fall session!
Unfortunately, COVID19 numbers are on the increase in California resulting in indoor businesses needing to close again and school districts struggling to figure out what school will look like as we continue into the Spring semester. Therefore, we will be taking a break January 1 until such time as COVID numbers and Sonoma County Health department ordinances allow.
In spite of continued limitations and restrictions, we will begin a new program called 'Zooming With My Barn Buddies" for our riders, extended families and volunteers to begin Feb. 6.....more details to come!
Your continued support is so appreciated during this time when our lesson program has had to reduce students and we’ve had to cancel or postpone fundraisers. For the smaller number of students we are able to serve, scholarship funds are much needed for many struggling families. And, our Horse Care and Retirement Fund which helps support the special needs and general care of the horses providing feed and care for the horses always has need of support. Please consider making a contribution to https://www.equi-ed.org/donate to help in any way you may find possible. Your gift is deeply appreciated.