Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies

Southern Reins offers adaptive horseback riding, Occupational Therapy incorporating Hippotherapy, Making Strides Recreation Therapy, Silver Stirrups, horsemanship/barn lessons through our Unbridled Horsemanship Program, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy,
and PATH Intl. Equine Services for Heroes.  

 

We offer sessions throughout the year and all riding and activities are conducted by PATH Intl. certified riding instructors,  
AHA certified therapists and mental health professionals.

Adaptive Horseback Riding

Adaptive horseback riding lessons target physical, social and recreational goals for each individual participant. Southern Reins offers group lessons with 2-4 riders in each class.  Classes are 45-50 minutes long and include mounting, exercise and skills development, and dismounting. Some lessons may include a barn or horsemanship lesson to expand the participant’s interaction and connection with their horse or pony. We also offer 30-minute private lessons.

Adaptive riding fees are charged by session at a rate of $50 per lesson (group and private).

Occupational Therapy incorporating Hippotherapy

Occupational Therapy incorporating Hippotherapy utilizes the movement of the horse as part of an integrated intervention program. In conjunction with the affordances of the equine environment and other treatment strategies, Occupational Therapy is part of a patient's integrated plan of care and is offered in 4-week sessions at our facility. Southern Reins offers this service to a variety of clients.  

Occupational Therapy fees are charged by session at a rate of $75 for an individual 30-minute session, or $112.50 for an individual 45-minute session. An assessment is required for all new clients with a one-time $25 evaluation fee.

Unbridled Horsemanship

The Unbridled Horsemanship Program is a hands-on equine program offered to people with disabilities and veterans who reside in group homes, participate in support groups and learning programs, or are in care at a residential treatment facility.  There is no age limit for this program and groups consist of 3-8 participants.   Activities include horse grooming, leading, education about horses and horsemanship, horse handling skills and more. Southern Reins offers groups interested in the Unbridled Horsemanship Program the opportunity to visit our facility for a 1-hour tour and to learn more about the program.

 

Groups may visit weekly or monthly.  The fee is $25 per participant per visit.

Silver Stirrup Program

Southern Reins’ Silver Stirrup Program is an informational recreation program offered to nursing homes, group homes, support groups and residential treatment facilities. Groups consist of 5-12 participants and activities include meeting our program horses, learning about horses and horsemanship, equine education and more.  The 1-hour program includes the opportunity to eat lunch at our facility overlooking the beautiful grounds. Silver Stirrup participants must complete a participant package. Southern Reins offers administrators interested in the Silver Stirrup Program the opportunity to visit our Collierville Campus to learn more about the program.

 

Groups may visit weekly, monthly or quarterly.  The fee is $10 per participant per visit.

Southern Reins Participant Registration

 

All participants must complete and submit our Participant Application Package that includes a rider profile, physician’s referral, hold harmless agreement, and more.  All new participants must be evaluated prior to the start of their riding session. All paperwork must be signed and submitted in order to participate.

 

Participants (and/or parents, caregivers and guardians) will also receive a Participant Handbook prior to the start of the session.

Fees

Session fees are due with the Participant Registration Form prior to each session, and must be received in full at least TWO WEEKS prior to the start of the session. Checks can be made payable to Southern Reins, or online with a credit card via Paypal payment. You do not need to have a Paypal account to make a payment, simply select "pay with a credit or debit card." Paypal payments include a processing fee.

Southern Reins Center for Equine Therapy offers programming in Collierville TN and Hernando MS.

Our main campus is located at
916 Billy Bryant Road in Collierville TN 
Services at this location include adaptive horseback riding, Occupational Therapy through Hippotherapy, Making Strides Recreation Therapy Program, Silver Stirrups, Unbridled Horsemanship, equine assisted psychotherapy, and PATH Intl. Equine Services for Heroes.

Our DeSoto campus is located at
2910 Fogg Road South in Hernando MS

Services at this location include adaptive horseback riding and Unbridled Horsemanship.

© 2015 by Southern Reins

Southern Reins Center for Equine Therapy

916 Billy Bryant Road

Collierville TN 38017

501(c)3 Nonprofit  ID Number: 47-4647784

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