Adaptive Riding


Adaptive Riding is a weekly class taught in an environment custom-tailored for students with disabilities to learn horseback riding skills. 

Why Adaptive Riding?

Our Adaptive Riding program uses horseback riding skills to empower our elementary school-age participants and help them to grow! Students groom, tack, and ride their horses while learning even more important life skills like communication and teamwork. The physical, cognitive, and emotional skills developed during Adaptive Riding are all essential to the empowerment of individuals with disabilities.

Adaptive Riding Skills

Skills learned may include:

Grooming tools

How to groom your horse

How to tack your horse

Communication with volunteers & the instructor

Mounting your horse

Riding your horse

How To Apply!


We partner with over 16 different classrooms (elementary, middle, and high schools) to bring their life skills, mixed ability, or intensive intervention classes to LoveWay during the day to experience the benefits of our Advanced Horsemanship program. To inquire about availability for your classroom, please follow the steps below. 

1. Complete the online interest form and our Program Coordinator will be in touch with you!


In an effort to serve students regardless of where they live or what school they attend, LoveWay also offers a home-based program for families outside of the school. There is often a waitlist for LoveWay services, and admittance isn’t necessarily on a first-come, first-serve basis. We intentionally place students to maximize the benefits received from our classes. Start the enrollment process below!

1. Complete the online application.

2. Ask your doctor to complete our physician form and submit it to LoveWay.

3. Once all forms are received, LoveWay’s Program Coordinator will contact you.