Riding a horse simulates people’s normal walking movements, encouraging strengthened trunk control, improved balance and coordination, normalized muscle tone and increased stamina.
A nonprofit affiliate of Challenge Unlimited, Ironstone Therapy employs licensed professional physical and occupational therapists who provide therapeutic intervention for our clients as young as 18 months.
Through recreational riding, participants of all abilities learn how to care for, communicate with and ride horses in a safe and encouraging environment.
One-week long programs help new riders learn basic horsemanship skills, while providing our experienced riders with the opportunity to grow in a fun, safe and educational environment.
Veterans who have experienced trauma and face anxiety indicate Ironstone Farm's Veterans Experience has been better therapy for them than anything else they’ve attempted since returning from combat.
One-day retreats for cancer survivors use the power of horses to remind survivors of their own strength. The retreats are open to men and women who have, or had, a cancer diagnosis.
Our Apprenticeship Instructor Program includes classroom and clinic sessions that will prepare participants for the Massachusetts Licensed Riding Instructor Exam.