What to Expect

Lessons typically run approximately 40 minutes in length and include a variety of activities, including warm-up, horse handling (steering, trotting, starting and stopping), and end with a trail ride or game to relax. Most riders begin with a team of 2-3 volunteers, and some riders may progress to total independence. Riders are able to enjoy physical and emotional benefits from our program, including increased self esteem and confidence, improved muscle control, enhanced focus and decision-making, and numerous other benefits. We encourage you to consult your physicians and therapists regarding therapeutic horseback riding for yourself or your loved one. We hope to see you at the barn!


If you are interested in riding in our program, please contact us at (205) 987-WHOA (9462) or email us, complete the New Rider Forms, and review the Rider Guidelines.

Please note: Currently, Special Equestrians has a waiting list for riders. Please allow approximately two years for placement in our program once you are on the list.

For class times and dates click here.