2017 May Newsletter



Happenings and Updates

Give the Gift of a LIFT

The current lift system on site has its limitations. Recent research has uncovered a new lift system that can make transfers from a wheelchair to horse and back again almost effortless! Thus, protecting the backs of our equines and volunteers, while empowering greater freedom for our clients.

Please consider joining the effort to fundraise to install at least one location for the SureHands lift system.  Even a small $5 donation can add up quickly towards the goal of  $9,000!

Donations can be mailed to the following address:

Therapeutic & Recreational Riding Center, Inc.
3750 Shady Lane
Glenwood, MD 21738

Thank you for your continued support.


Thank you, for helping make the Art Show Fundraiser a huge success. 

The Therapeutic and Recreational Riding Center, the only in Central Maryland’s Howard County, is ‘Raising the Roof’ on the area’s first indoor therapy arena that will serve a growing number of youth participants with Sensory Processing Disorders (SPDs) such as Autism, ADD/ADHD and others.This new indoor arena is designed to serve a growing number of children and youth seeking alternative therapies and create the first in Maryland with specifically tailored sensory therapeutic interventions by physical, occupational and speech therapists that minimize distractions and environmental stimulations for children with SPDs. Experts agree on the clear benefits of riding for children with SPDs.The indoor arena will have specialized features for therapy students, will be heated in winter and have a sprinkler system for dust control.

​Finish Line Youth Foundation is a lead sponsor for the event and has offered a challenge matching grant of $75,000 to Raise the Roof on this new arena. Check out this initiative at https://www.trrcmd.org/raise-the-roof

Therapy Session & URS Event schedule reminder:

If you have questions about session schedules or upcoming events, please check out our calendar on the website. It’s the most convenient way to get up-to-date information about all our events and schedule happenings.https://unbridledrehab.com/event-calendar/

Spring Session II  April 18 – June 17

Break: June 18 – 24

Summer Session June 26 – August 19 *

Summer Break: August 20 – September 2

* The only additional closure during this session is for Tuesday, July 4th URS will be closed in observation of Independence Day. There will  be an option to make up missed sessions from that day at a different time during the week.

Summer Programming

Summer Camp is just around the corner!

Camp dates:
June 26 – 30
July 24 – 28

Don’t forget to sign up before
May 30.

For details and registration forms, please visit our website at https://unbridledrehab.com/services/summer-programs/

Handwriting Improvement Program (HIP)

A reminder that this month we are launching our handwriting program! Wednesdays 4:30pm – 6:30pm.

To sign up, please complete this linked form.

Do you know what hippotherapy is? 

We realize that while many know there is a difference between hippotherapy and therapeutic riding, its not always clear what that difference is.

The term hippotherapy refers to how occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech-language pathology professionals use evidence-based practice and clinical reasoning in the purposeful manipulation of equine movement to engage sensory, neuromotor, and cognitive systems to achieve functional outcomes. In conjunction with the affordances of the equine environment and other treatment strategies, hippotherapy is part of a patient’s integrated plan of care.

-AHA, Inc. 2017
Therapeutic riding is a service provided by a riding instructor in the lesson format. The objective of therapeutic riding is to teach riding skills while the client also receives the therapeutic benefits of the horse’s movement and the environment in which the lesson is provided. The riding instructor is educated in ways to adapt the riding lesson and teach specific skills to meet the special needs of each individual rider and set them up for success; however, riding instructors are not therapists providing skilled therapy interventions according to medical terms.

Activity of the Month

Materials needed:

  • Rocks
  • Colored paint
  • Googly eyes
  • Pompoms
  • Black sharpie
  • Glue
  • Pipe cleaners


  1. Find some rocks
  2. Paint them your favorite color
  3. Glue eyes to pom pom
  4. Color on lady bug spots with sharpie while eyes are drying
  5. Glue pipe cleaners on pompom
  6. Glue head of ladybug to rock

Contact Info: 3750-A Shady Lane Glenwood, MD 21738
Phone: (410) 970-2400
Fax: (410) 774-4090

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