Overcoming

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! 

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Adaptive Riding and ADAPTIVE Horsemanship

Silver Lining Riding’s Adaptive Riding and Adaptive Horsemanship programs focus on teaching riding and horsemanship skills while challenging students physically, cognitively, and socially.

A disability does not have to limit a person from riding horses.  In fact, experiencing the motion of a horse can be very therapeutic.  Horseback riding rhythmically moves the body in a manner similar to a human gait, and students with physical disabilities often show improvement in flexibility, balance, and muscle strength. Our 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. Read more

Get Involved

we need volunteers!

Join Us!!! 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

Change is in the Air

Welcome Back!  While everyone has been on summer break, our team of instructors and board members have been hard at work, refreshing and reimagining the volunteer and student experience at Silver Lining Riding.  From expanded volunteer opportunities to a new horsemanship class, we continue to think of new ways to challenge and excite our volunteers and students.

So, what’s different?  Well……

new volunteer experience

In previous years, signing up to be a volunteer side walker meant you had to do several other things—grab tack, groom a horse and put the tack on the horse.  And that was all before you got to do what you originally signed up for—help a special needs student during their riding lesson.  Well, we heard you!  Now when you’ve been trained exclusively as a side walker, you will only be a side walker.  After you have been trained to groom a horse, that’s what we want you to do.  Once you have been trained, and volunteer to be a horse lead, that is primarily what you should be doing. 

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Our Sponsors


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