STAR'S CORE PROGRAMS
STAR currently has four core programs with Therapeutic Riding being the largest. Therapeutic Riding links individuals that have physical, cognitive or neurological disabilities with horses as a means of gaining therapeutic benefits through learned riding skills and equine interaction. The first half of each lesson focuses on grooming & tacking while the second half is riding.
Changing Strides teaches life skills to at-risk youth by developing partnerships with horses. This program provides the tools for at-risk youth to better manage their lives and foster positive relationships while teaching problem solving, appropriate communication, anger management and how to defuse peer dependence.
Minis in Motion partners miniature horses and donkeys with local schools, nursing homes, camps and organizations to ignite a spark for learning and personal development. Although small in stature, these animals are big on personality and capture attention wherever they go.
Heroes & Horses is an equine assisted activity for veterans with disabilities. Helping the participants are fellow veterans who understand the military mindset thus providing fellowship and support. We do not charge veterans for our services.