This post was written by our Executive Director, Joy, on November 3, 2010. After working in therapeutic horseback riding for 9 years, I have seen many improvements for riders and volunteers in all three areas: physically, mentally and emotionally. After seeing these changes...Read More
This post was written by our Executive Director, Joy, on March 14, 2014 Children who have experienced physical, emotional or sexual abuse can be prone to emotional outbursts and display feelings of anger. They also may be slow to trust adults or in some cases unwilling or...Read More
This post was originally posted by our Executive Director, Joy, on April 17, 2010. Chico is a 20 year old Therapy horse. He has been doing his special job at H.O.R.S.E.S., Inc. Riding Center for 5 years. He loves his job and the special riders he helps. Chico usually...Read More
H.O.R.S.E.S., Inc. (Helping Others Reach Success using Equine Services), is a PATH, Intl. Equine Assisted Therapy Center. We are a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization that is run on grants, donations and with the assistance of volunteers. We have several programs to offer the community: Our therapeutic horseback riding classes are designed for individuals with physical, mental or emotional challenges. We also have a program specifically for veterans, a social skills enrichment class for schools, a Reading/Literacy and anti bullying program involving our miniature horses and a day camp.
Our instructors are certified by PATH, Intl. through a stringent training course and continuing education. Classes are designed for the needs of each individual for maximum progress.
Our mission at H.O.R.S.E.S., Inc. is to provide safe, affordable therapeutic riding and equine activities to children and adults in Calloway and surrounding counties through a well staffed organization working with local medical, educational, public and social service agencies and professionals to develop social, emotional, physical and educational skills.
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We are located at Carson Park in Paducah (The Fairgrounds)
The front entrance is on Joe Clifton Drive and the back entrance is on 30th Street. We are located at Barn 1.
Carson Park was donated by Luther Carson in 1936 for a park that would allow horse shows, county fairs and horse training. It includes 5 barns, a covered grandstand that seats 3,300 people, a large outdoor arena, and of course…H.O.R.S.E.S., Inc.