Stride is a non-profit organization formed to provide therapeutic riding opportunities in South-central Alaska. Their goal is to make each student as independent as possible.
Physical benefits of horseback riding include whole-body strengthening, motor endurance, and stretching of tight muscles. Horseback riding facilitates balance recovery skills, and the girth of the horse eases spasticity, while the motion of the horse increases coordination. The rhythmic pattern of a horse walking is the same as a human gait so it stimulates the human gait.
Additional benefits include social interaction, improved self-esteem, emotional satisfaction and stress reduction. Participants who have difficulty adapting to everyday situations find comfort and riding instills a sense of accomplishment.
Stride is a non-profit organization formed to provide therapeutic riding opportunities in Southcentral Alaska
Stride is currently hosted in EKG Stables in Chugiak, Alaska and they are in the process of building a permanent home in the Mat-Su Valley.
Stride is an NARHA certified program, to find an NARHA center in your area, click here.