The purpose of The RTC's therapeutic riding program is to positively impact the cognitive, physical, emotional and social well-beings of people with disabilities, special needs or mental illnesses through horsemanship skills.
The RTC's equine therapeutic riding program uses specially trained horses as a modality tool for the the riders, utilizing the rhythmical and three-dimensional movement of the horse to stimulate movement to the rider that is similar to the walking gait of the human. This provides the working background for the PATH Intl certified registered riding instructor with the guidance of a physical and/or speech therapist. Every aspect of the therapeutic lesson is done with or while riding the therapy horses and tailed to the individual rider's goals and abilities.
The dedicated staff and volunteers of The RTC continue to pursue its vision to be an effective leader in the field of equine assisted activities and therapies in order to facilitate an environment of equality and support and has a positive and lasting impact on the participants and the communities they live in.
Cerebral Palsy [TR3]
Delayed Development Disorder
Closed Head Injury
Spinal Cord Injury
Delayed Language Development
Mental Health Diagnoses
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Other Special Needs Conditions
557 Love Road
Victoria, TX 77905 , 77905 , TX
Accessible Location: Yes
|Type of Organization||Nonprofit (501c3)|
|Categories||Emotional Support, Equipment, Health & Fitness, Mental Health, Recreation, Social Media, Therapy, Trainings, Volunteer Opportunity|
|Spanish Services Offered?||No|
|Child Care Available?||No|
|Age Range||All ages|
|Disability Categories||Developmental Disability, Intellectual Disability, Learning Disability, Medical Condition, Mental Health Disorder, Physical Disability|
|This organization pertains to all disabilities?||No|
|This organization pertains to these specific diagnoses||Autism Spectrum Disorder (Pervasive Developmental Disorder), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA), Asperger’s Syndrome, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Bipolar Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Spina Bifida, Depression, Major Depression, Muscular Dystrophy|
|Is this a statewide service?||No|
|Contact Name||Calle Hayes -Executive Director|