HorseSpirit Arts Gallery is honored and proud to support LeCheval Stable, a nonprofit organization in Glenwood Maryland that provides Therapeutic Riding to those in need – both physically & emotionally.
The mission of LeCheval Stable is “to educate the community about therapeutic horseback riding, provide counseling and equine-facilitated support services for the purposes of recreation, exercise, sport and rehabilitative therapy in an inclusive setting.”
Therapeutic riding instruction is provided by instructors certified through Professional Association Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) International. Hippotherapy and consultation with occupational, physical or speech language therapists is available. Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) is available by appointment.
LeCheval Stable also teaches riders ages 5 to adult the basic standards necessary for safe riding. Lessons are geared to the strengths and needs of the rider after an initial evaluation. Horsemanship, skill progression and equitation are taught using the guidelines of the Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) and Maryland 4H Horsemanship Program. Beginning and intermediate riders work towards independence to build equestrian knowledge to support the ongoing process of skill progression. Riders learn to use the natural aids of voice, seat, hands and legs to influence and communicate with their horse.
In 2016, HorseSpirit Arts Gallery will hold special events for LeCheval Stable – including a Silent Art Auction to raise money for scholarships for individuals in need. Please join us in raising our community’s awareness of and support for LeCheval Stable. Volunteer opportunities are available!