There are many benefits to therapeutic riding. At Renew, our certified professional staff considers the student’s life goals, and seeks to incorporate these goals into the riding lesson. While teaching riding and horsemanship skills, life goals are achieved by the students. It is way more than a pony ride — our students learn leadership skills, decision-making, and experience improved communication, teamwork and cognitive skills. Each lesson is taught by appealing to various learning styles — visual, auditory and kinesthetic. While learning to ride, the riders are challenged physically and experience improvements in balance, muscle coordination, endurance and strength. Riding a horse is a holistic way to learn and be challenged on many different levels — and we celebrate our riders accomplishments each week as they develop and grow not just as riders, but as people.