Special Needs

S.M.I.L.E. Inc. offers therapeutic horseback riding to individuals who have mental, social, physical, emotional, or learning disabilities. The S.M.I.L.E. program has provided traditional therapies in an alternative context, using the horse to assist the therapy. Our program utilizes the horse and its movement to promote the child’s specific therapeutic goals. S.M.I.L.E. helps the student to develop his or her quality of life, to increase self-esteem and confidence, and the ability to participate in an outdoor activity.