Silver Lining Riding is an equine-assisted learning center specializing in adaptive/therapeutic riding and horsemanship.  People with physical, emotional, psychological, and educational needs have all benefitted from our programs.  We help people overcome life’s obstacles through equine interaction! 


Adaptive/Therapeutic Riding and Horsemanship

Silver Lining Riding’s Adaptive/Therapeutic Riding and Horsemanship program focuses on teaching riding and horsemanship skills while challenging participants physically, cognitively, and socially. Our CHA certified riding instructors work with students as young as four to motivate and assist them in safely developing independent skills that can carry over to their everyday lives.
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Get Involved


Silver Lining Riding offers many ways to get involved and make a difference! We could not help our students overcome life’s obstacles without the support of folks just like you. How would you like to help?

  • Volunteerat the barn or from home
  • Shopfrom our Wish List
  • Serveon a committee
  • Sponsora horse or a student
  • Jointhe Board of Directors
  • Donatefunds or items
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Healing with horses

Healing with Horses, in conjunction with Therapy Hooves, is an innovative program that uses human-animal interactions to address the physical, emotional, psychological, and educational needs of individuals with mental health issues.

The benefits of animal therapy are numerous. Interaction with animals in a safe and controlled environment encourages empathy, improves focus, provides mental stimulation, presents opportunities for socialization, and can contribute to the physical well-being of the participant.

Healing with Horses will provide two types of animal interaction:

Animal Assisted Activities (AAA) provide opportunities for motivational, educational, and/or recreational benefits to enhance the participant’s quality of life.  Participants may choose to groom, walk, or read to a horse (miniature or full size) under the supervision of trained volunteers. Therapy dogs registered through Pet Partners will also be available.

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Whats going on

Whew, what a year!  What a wild, trying, perplexing, and yet satisfying year.  We had challenges but what we love about our Silver Lining Riding community of Instructors, students, parents, volunteers, and supporters is that everyone comes together and works to bridge our difficulties.  We are eternally grateful to everyone involved in making this year a success! 

So, what happens now?  It’s summer, time to shut it down?  Actually no, far from it.  While students get a break for the summer, the Silver Lining Riding staff go into high gear and into summer work mode.

  • Our Program Manager and Instructors work through the summer creating and planning next year’s student activities.  They work on new goals and develop patterns that will challenge our students to reach their full potential.
  • Our Equine Manager works with the herd to keep them in good mental and physical shape. We give our equine partners a little refresher and familiarize them with any new equipment.  It’s also a time to train new horses on what to expect and how to handle stressful situations, and in general, be the great partners that our students expect and deserve.
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Our Sponsors

Sponsor Glendale Designs Sponsor AZ Business Consulting Sponsor Bales Hay Farm & Ranch Feed Store Sponsor Palo Verde RentalsSponsor Yellow Jacket Drilling ServicesSponsor TermageddonSponsor accessiBe