Dala Center offers horseback riding lessons for all ages and abilities.
We currently specialize in beginner through intermediate lessons teaching balanced seat equitation with the ability to move on to learn to trail ride and jump, if that is of interest All students start in private lessons so we can evaluate your skills and match you with the best horse for your needs. We teach compassionate equitation and focus on connection and building a harmonious relationship with your equine partner that is based on trust and respect.
Therapeutic riding is an equine-assisted activity for the purpose of contributing positively to the cognitive, physical, emotional and social well-being of individuals with special needs. Therapeutic riding provides benefits in the areas of health, education, sport and recreation & leisure.
Riding lessons for children and adults with disabilities are available after an in person evaluation is conducted and all paperwork needed is received. We follow the safety standards and procedures of PATH Intl. (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship) a credentialing organization for accrediting centers and certifying instructors.
Equine Assisted Therapy & Learning
Private & Group
EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth & Learning Association) is the global standard for professionals incorporating horses to address personal development needs. An Eagala team is comprised of a licensed, credentialed mental health professional and a qualified equine specialist. Humans learn best by doing. As a solution-oriented modality, the philosophy is that humans hold their own best answers and working with the horses can be helpful in allowing clients to find those answers. The Eagala model prescribes an experiential, hands-on approach where participants are given the space to project and analyze their situations, make connections, and find their own solutions. The Eagala model work is all done on the ground. There is no riding. This provides the opportunity for horses and humans to interact freely and as needed in the moment and allows for clients to allow their story to unfold through the horses