New Heights Therapeutic Riding Center Services

New Heights is proud to offer numerous services and programs designed to provide life changing therapy to meet the specific needs of each rider. We offer programs such as Adaptive Therapy, Hippotherapy, Military Veterans and First Responders, and Human Trafficking Victims. To learn more about the benefits of each service and how to become a rider, read the snippet about each program below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adaptive Riding

Adaptive Riding riding focuses on teaching students the skills of riding while also working towards holistic goals such as improved mood, self-discipline, improved self-esteem, patience, and improved focus.

This type of therapeutic riding works by strengthening muscles, improving posture and fine motor skills, increasing memory, comprehension and concentration by challenging cognition and communication skills, and has other benefits.

Therapists and equines are trained to work with a variety of special needs including but not limited to developmental delays, ADD/ADHD, autism, cerebral palsy, visual and hearing impaired, multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, and more.

Click the button below to learn about the full benefits of adaptive riding, who it can help and access the rider and scholarship applications.

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Hippotherapy

Hippotherapy is a customized treatment approach conducted by a licensed physical therapist, occupation therapist, or speech therapist. Therapists use the horse, it's movement, and warmth as a tool in therapy sessions. Therapists address client’s goals as they would in a hospital, rehabilitation center, or outpatient center.

Benefits from this therapy can include but are not limited to improving posture and fine motor skills, encouraging and promoting social interaction between riders and instructors, increasing stamina and increasing memory, comprehension and concentration by challenging cognition and communication skills.

Therapists and equines are trained to work with a variety of special needs including but not limited to muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, severe depression and anxiety, autism, down symdrome, and more.

For more information on our hippotherapy program including access to rider and scholarship applications, visit the page below.

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Veterans

This program is provided to veterans free of charge thanks to generous donations from supporters. Our ten week-long program is designed to meet rider’s personal goals and to help them reach their full potential.

By week 10, veterans form impactful bonds with “their” horses and volunteer mentors. Many of our veteran alumni have returned to New Heights as volunteers in this program, a real testament to its success.

The Veterans program is through the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. To learn more about the program and how to locate and contact your local veterans affairs office on becoming a rider, click below.

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New Heights Therapeutic Riding is a 501(c)(3) non-profit located in Folsom, Louisiana right outside of New Orleans. We help people who have physical, cognitive, and emotional difficulties reach their full potential through equine therapy.

Calendar

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Mardi Gras Holidays- No Lessons

22 Feb, 2020 — 28 Feb, 2020   
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    22 Feb, 2020 — 28 Feb, 2020
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25Feb

Mardi Gras- Office Closed

25 Feb, 2020 — 25 Feb, 2020   
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    25 Feb, 2020 — 25 Feb, 2020
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No Lessons

13 Mar, 2020 — 13 Mar, 2020   
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    13 Mar, 2020 — 13 Mar, 2020

Get in Touch

Address: 82302 Holliday Road       Folsom, LA 70437

Phone Number: (985) 796-4600    

Email: Info@NewHeightsTherapy.org

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