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?

Adaptive Riding is a program that teaches horsemanship and adaptive riding skills to elementary-aged participants with disabilities. Instructors facilitating this program are highly experienced, trained professionals that hold national certifications through CHA (Certified Horsemanship Association) and/or PATH International. Adaptive Riding provides opportunities to participants that can positively impact their development physically, cognitively, emotionally, and socially. 

Potential Benefits

  • Improved balance
  • Whole body coordination
  • Increase in strength and flexibility
  • Improved posture
  • Exercise
  • Increased attention span and memory retention
  • Increased sensory and spatial awareness
  • Enhanced sense of personal responsibility and integrity    
  • Increased confidence
  • Improved fine and gross motor skills
  • Improved expressiveness in speech and language
  • Sequencing

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 Adaptive Riding 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.