Boots and Buddies
Boots and Buddies Therapeutic Riding
Our mission at Boots and Buddies is to empower riders who are steering through a variety of physical, cognitive, sensory, and/or psychosocial challenges by providing equine assisted activities and therapeutic horseback riding.
What is Therapeutic Riding?
Therapeutic riding is a form of cognitive and physical therapy that takes place on horseback. Mounted and unmounted programs include activities and exercises involving our intuitive horse partners. They have proven to be beneficial for students with are range of different challenges, including, among others:
Traumatic brain injury
The dedicated team at Boots and Buddies has developed a multitude of different equine-related activities for therapeutic purposes, collectively known as equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT). These activities are supervised by a Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH) Certified Therapeutic Riding instructor with the assistance of trained volunteers. (For more information on PATH, click here.)
The Benefits of Our Program
Looking for a fun way to give back to the community?
Join our team at Boots and Buddies!
Join the team of Boots and Buddies volunteers and become part of an exciting group working in a fun and supportive environment!
Volunteers are the heart of what we do. As a volunteer, you’ll become an integral part of our program and work directly with horses, riders, Boots and Buddies staff, and other volunteers.
There are many ways in which volunteers can serve. These include working directly with our horses and riders in our program, organizing fundraisers, administrative help, social media, advertising, coordinating volunteer programs, and grant writing.
Volunteers do NOT need any horse experience -- we'll train you.