Therapeutic/Adaptive Horsemanship Program

Therapeutic/Adaptive Horsemanship Lessons

Talisman equine-assisted therapeutic activities serve people of most ages with cognitive, physical, emotional, and social challenges and disabilities. These lessons are guided by one of Talisman’s Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructors (CTRI) and incorporate individual lesson plans for client specific goals.

The Talisman Therapeutic Horsemanship Program will support opportunities for building confidence, growing self-esteem, improving physical strength, reinforcing responsible behaviors, enhancing communication, and developing new skills.

Program cost: $80/per participant, per lesson

Every new therapeutic horsemanship client begins with an individual assessment. CTRIs spend time with each new client to familiarize them with the Talisman farm and equine-assisted therapeutic activities. This time is also spent gaining better insight on the specific challenges of the individual and goals of that person.

Assessment cost: $85/per participant

All required paperwork must be completed and submitted to Talisman prior to assessment appointments.

“Over the years I have watched this program grow and help so many vets and kids. The relaxing atmosphere and wonderful instructors do whatever is necessary to calm the spirit in their participants. But, by far the true therapists are the horses!! Supporting this center has been an honor and a pleasure too. Visit Talisman Theraputic Riding Center… you’ll see what I mean!”
W. Heard


Hippotherapy is a form of physical, occupational, and speech-language pathology in which licensed therapists work with riding instructors to use the movements of a horse to provide carefully graded motor and sensory input.

Please contact Talisman to discuss opportunities with Hippotherapy.