Serving Western Wisconsin and Eastern Minnesota
Walk On Therapeutic Riding Programs, Inc. provides individualized horseback riding related to equine assisted activities and therapeutic riding instruction to children and adults with any physical, developmental, social and emotional disabilities.
Walk On Therapeutic Riding Programs, Inc. was established in 2001 to serve individuals with a disability to pursue the equine experience in a safe and fun manner. The staff work closely with the medical community to better serve the riders and to better ensure safe riding programs. Walk On Therapeutic Riding Programs follows the guidelines of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International. Under the direction of a PATH Registered Certified Instructor, Walk On uses the equine to promote Equine Assisted Activities and Therapeutic Riding Skills. Walk On is held at the Double K Equestrian Center located northeast of River Falls, WI. PATH recognizes the Double K Equestrian Center as a Therapeutic Riding Center.
Walk On Therapeutic Riding Programs, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit tax exempt foundation.
PATH Intl. Center Acceditation!!
We are proud to announce that we have made the Premier Accrediated Center status! Accreditation is a voluntary process that recognizes PATH Intl. Centers that have met established industry standards. The accreditation process is a peer review system in which trained volunteers visit and review centers in accordance with PATH Intl. standards. A center that meets the accreditation requirements based on the administrative, facility, program and applicable special interest standards becomes a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center for a period of five years. Click here to learn more about the benefits of accreditation.
Walk On Winter Round Up
Sunday, February 15th
Walk On is planning a Winter Round Up to have a chance for riders, volunteers, and their families and friends to get together during the winter break. Details will be following and it will be a great way to connect with friends.
Become a "Barn Buddy"
You can become a Barn Buddy by helping with chores in the barn. Now that the riding season is over, remember just because we are done with the riding, the equines still need to be fed and cared for throughout the winter. Several of you have expressed an interest to assist with the chores of taking care of the horses. You have indicated you need to “get your horse fix!”. Well here is your opportunity. Become a “Barn Buddy”.
Currently we have several people assisting with the chores since the riding program has ended. These individuals include Slim Ray, Diane Thomas, Sheri Kleist, Kerry Peterson, Paige Giske, and Libbie Tuthill. A big thank you goes out to all of them for assisting with the chores and making things a little easier for everyone.
The times and days of the week, and yes even weekends, are all available. You can plan to spend about an hour assisting with the chores. The more help, the less work and time. Ken or others will assist you to learn what to do and how you can help. If you or your family would like to help out with feeding the horses, cleaning the stalls, enjoying the company of the horses and other volunteers, please let Ken know. It is always fun to come to the barn..
End of the Year Annual Giving Campaign
To download a copy of the Donation Form below, just click here for a downloadable PDF that you can print and mail to Walk On with your donation. Or you can utilize the Donate button to the left, under the navigation menu on our website and make your donation through the convenience and security of PayPal. Walk On THANKS YOU for you donation and support!
NEW Therapeutic Horsemanship Class at UWRF
Pictured above is the first class of the Therapeutic Horsemanship Class at UWRF!
The Lead Rope Newsletter
If you are not on our mailing list, please click here to download the latest issue of The Lead Rope newsletter. You will find detailed information about upcoming events as well as current news about the Walk On programs, horses, fund raisers, and so much more.
**In an effort to reduce cost of postage, The Lead Rope is now available electronically! If you are already currently on our mailing list, email or call us to let us know if you would like to receive future issues delivered to your Inbox versus your mail box. Thank you for considering this option, and we hope you take advantage of it!
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