Inspiration Ranch


Frequently Asked Questions

1. How old does a client need to be before they can participate in Equine Assisted Activities and Therapy ( EAAT)?

A:

Clients must be at least 4 years of age.

2. Do you have adult clients or only children?

A: We see both children and adults.

3. Is there a weight restriction for the Therapeutic Riding program?

A:

We carefully match a client to a horse and have a maximum weight limit of 150 lbs.  Depending upon the capability or challenges, of the rider, the weight guideline could fluctuate.

4. If I am in a wheelchair can I ride?

A:

Yes. We have a ramp and are specially trained to safely mount and dismount you from the horse.

5. Will my insurance pay for EAAT?

A:

Many companies offer a flex pay program that allows you to deduct pre-taxed monies in order to pay for Therapeutic Riding programs or Hippotherapy sessions. Some individuals are able to receive partial reimbursement through their health insurance for our Mental and Behavioral Health program.

6. Will my child be alone or in a group session for the Therapeutic Riding?

A:

Before anyone starts riding, an evaluation is done to determine if individual or group sessions are best for the client.

7. What sort of special needs do you accept?

A: We accept children and adults with many kinds of special challenges. Please contact us and we will be happy to discuss your personal needs.
Unfortunately, if a child with Down Syndrome has a positive Cervical Axel x-ray they will not be able to ride for their own personal safety.

8. Do I need to have my own horse and tack?

A: No. The ranch will supply the horses and the tack for your sessions

9. How often do I ride?

A:

Sessions are set up for 8-9 weeks. Each rider will ride 1 time per week for the full session and is then re-evaluated for the next session with continuous enrollment available.

10. When are the sessions?

A:

Our hours of operations vary throughout the year. At this time, we are not offering sessions on weekends. View

Session Calendar.

11. What is my next step?

A: Click here to download a rider’s packet then contact us at info@pciranch.org for information eligibility and next steps.

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