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Rosie’s Journey of Hope adds a new journey:
Equine-Assisted Healthcare Academy
Rosie’s Journey of Hope Therapeutic Riding Facility in Oakdale, Calif. is expanding to offer a new program that centers on experiential learning involving horses.
The existing Journey of Hope follows the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) Intl. guidelines and is facilitated by a PATH certified instructor. This program provides therapeutic horse riding for children and adults living with autism, ADHD, cerebral palsy and other special needs. It is designed to instill hope as participants gain confidence in themselves.
The new journey is the Equine-Assisted Healthcare Academy. This program is based on exercises from Dr. Beverley Kane’s manual, “Medicine and Horsemanship”. The program uses horses as highly sensitive stand-ins for patients and co-workers; the animals provide honest feedback to the participants and teach them compassionate sensitivity and communication with patients. Rosie’s is collaborating with the Modesto campus of Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts to provide one of the first vocational nursing programs in the country that features equine-assisted training.
In memory of Rosie
The benefits of therapeutic riding include:
* increased balance and mobility
* increased coordination
* improved self-confidence
* sense of achievement and independence
* improved strength and muscle tone
* improved concentration and learning skills
* fun, recreational opportunity
Rosie’s Journey of Hope Therapeutic Riding is a Non-Profit 501c3
Organization dedicated in providing equine assisted therapeutic
and recreational riding activities to children and adults with disabilities
in order to promote their physical, physiological and social well being.