"Every time we choose courage, we make everyone around us a little better and the world a little braver."
- Dr. Brené Brown
Courage Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to providing equine-assisted activities and therapeutic riding to under-resourced individuals.
Our vision is to stimulate, motivate, and engage individuals to create a deeper connection with themselves and others. We promote independence, personal growth, and presence of mind through equine-assisted activities.
Staffed with PATH International-certified instructors, Courage evaluates the needs and abilities of each individual client. Through our services, we provide a unique, experiential opportunity for all ages and abilities.
What We Do
Courage provides services for a wide range of individuals; there's something for everyone.
Utilizing natural horsemanship methods, we promote exploring perspectives, connectedness, communication, the importance of strong leadership, and good decision-making. The horses teach concrete lessons that often times are difficult to learn elsewhere in life. Courage offers a safe place for individuals seeking clarity, direction, healing, and peace of mind.
Each session is assessed based on goals and objectives set by our professional staff of PATH-certified instructors and the client's support team (i.e. parents, teachers, community leaders, doctors, mental health professionals)
Courage uses evidence-based practices to provide individualized lesson plans and determine which program is the best match for each client.