Le Cheval Stable (Howard Co.)
LeCheval Stable, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, provides an opportunity for individuals and families to explore the equestrian experience. Riders ages 5 to adult learn basic standards necessary for safe riding. Lessons are geared to the strengths and needs of the rider after an initial evaluation. Horsemanship, skill progression and equitation are taught using the guidelines of the Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) and Maryland 4H Horsemanship Program. Beginning and intermediate riders work towards independence to build equestrian knowledge to support the ongoing process of skill progression. Riders learn to use the natural aids of voice, seat, hands, and legs to influence and communicate with their horse.
City Ranch (Baltimore County)
Unbridled Rehab is excited to partner with the City Ranch in Baltimore, which began in Spring 2017. The City Ranch is a non-profit, community equestrian educational organization dedicated to giving urban children lifelong memories on the backs of horses and providing accessible and affordable horseback riding to the greater Baltimore community and surrounding counties.
Katie Roe, MS, OTR/L and co-founder of URS will be heading this new branch.
For more information on this location, check out their website at www.thecityranch.org
Frederick County 4H Therapeutic Riding Program (Fredrick County)
At Frederick County 4H Therapeutic Riding, their mission is to encourage and provide Frederick County, Maryland citizens with medically certified mental, physical and/or emotional disabilities with equestrian activities to learn basic horsemanship skills, improve physically with better muscle tone, balance and posture; and improve their emotional well being, build self confidence and self-esteem—the I Can Do It attitude.
Unbridled Rehab will be contributing to this mission by bringing therapy services to the facility as of March 2017! Krista Liller, MS, OTR/L will be heading this new branch.
For more information on this location, check out their website at www.fc4htrp.org
Merkel Farm Equestrian Center (Prince George’s County)
Merkel Farm is a family owned and operated equestrian center run by Stephanie Serenati-Merkel. Merkel Farm is nestled between Bowie State University and the Patuxent Wildlife Preserve in Bowie, MD and is within easy reach from the Washington D.C., Annapolis, and Baltimore metro areas. Merkel Farm has miles of trails, a lighted indoor and outdoor ring, which allows for riding horses and horseback riding lessons to be conducted year round.
For more information on this location, check out their website at https://www.merkelfarm.net/
Great and Small – Rickman Farm (Montgomery County)
Great and Small provides equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) to children and adults of all ages affected by a range of physical, developmental, emotional, and learning disabilities. Through a supportive and therapeutic engagement with horses, they strengthen and empower their participants, helping them develop their full potential. They have nine carefully selected and trained therapy horses and their programs are supported by more than 100 volunteers each year.
For more information about their programs, please visit http://greatandsmallride.org/programs/