Silver Saddles Sessions
ATRC will offer a riding class, the Silver Saddles Program, for able-bodied people over age 55. You do not need to have prior experience with horses to join this group. Silver Saddles gives first-time and “used to ride years ago” riders a chance to groom, tack, learn basic horsemanship in a relaxed social environment that will be therapeutic in nature. Each rider can set their personal goals along with the help of a certified therapeutic riding instructor.
ATRC offers sessions focused on reading and literacy to students in Yancey County. Currently partnering with South Toe Elementary School children have reading skills reinforced by participating in riding and barn lessons designed to support the lessons in the classroom. This program is supported by the Yancey Fund.
ATRC helps children learn about each other
While most ATRC programs focus on people with physical, cognitive and/or emotional challenges, summer programs are open to a broader clientele. We believe that children should learn to value everyone regardless of their ability.