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 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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Drive to Ride

What is Drive to Ride?

Drive to Ride is an online fundraising campaign led by our Silver Lining Riding students and their families, and is a great way to reduce their session fees.

How does it work?

Students register to participate–click HERE to get started. We will create a custom webpage for each student that registers for the campaign. Once created, students can share their webpage with family and friends to raise money.

Who Benefits?

Everyone!!! All funds raised help Silver Lining Riding keep session fees at a reduced and affordable rate for all students, regardless of their financial situation.

Your donations will also help students earn FREE sessions!! WOW–that’s incredible.

What can they earn?

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THANK YOU TO 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