Shadow Ranch is about helping, it's about community and caring.
Sometimes the smallest things make the world of difference,
especially to a child with autism or someone with special needs.
Join us to discover the hidden benefits of therapeutic riding and
help make a difference in someone's quality of life.
Benefits of Therapeutic Riding
Shadow Ranch Riding Therapy Center is dedicated to enhancing the
quality of life for people dealing with disabilities and / or
debilitating situations in their lives. This is accomplished
through education, physical exercise, a sense of responsibility and
self-esteem building by utilizing the therapeutic benefits of
horseback riding and horsemanship.
This is carried out through distinct, yet overlapping programs
that provide life
skills development through structured therapeutic programs for
children and adults with special needs.
Within the Sulphur Springs Texas Independent School District
there are approximately 530 special needs students. Depending
upon their particular need, many students can benefit from riding
therapy. Shadow Ranch hopes to work hand in hand with the
local school district's special needs curriculum to enhance their
programs already in place, as well as providing programs for first
responders (police, firefighters) and returning veterans who have
sustained serious injury and who can benefit from therapeutic
• Physical Benefits
- Improves strength and endurance
- Increases range of motion
- Improves coordination
• Psychological benefits:
- Promotes independence and
- Teaches sequential thinking
and spatial awareness
- Motivates by providing
immediate reinforcement for effort
- Develops pride in new
• Social Benefits
- Promotes cooperation and
- Improves listening skills and
- Provides opportunities to
meet new friends
- Provides a fun, challenging
Have questions? Would you like to volunteer?
Shadow Ranch Riding Therapy Center is in the process of gaining
our status as a non profit center which means that your
contributions are tax deductible. To become involved, please contact