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Therapeutic Riding Lessons

Hoof and Paw Therapeutic Riding and Activity Center offers riding lessons and related equine activities to individuals with disabilities, disadvantages or special needs.

At Hoof and Paw, each rider is evaluated with input from the student, parents or guardian, goals and objectives are established. Individualized lesson plans will be designed to reach the students goals. Goals are constantly updated to ensure the lessons continue tog press as the rider’s skills improve.

Riding lessons typically begin with the rider grooming the horse. This is an important part of the lesson because it provides the chance for bonding and trust to develop between the horse and the rider.

The mounted lessons usually starts with exercises to help loose and warm up the rider’s muscles. After warm-ups, the horsemanship skills are practiced by incorporating lessons with games and course work. To close the lesson the student will again groom the horse and assist in returning the riding equipment to the tack room.

Lessons are offered by appointment on Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. You may call 336-764-9026 or 336-407-8609 for an appointment.

Rider’s Medical History and Physician’s Statement Form

Special Olympics

Hoof and Paw TRAC is the training site for the Special Olympics Northern Piedmont Area equestrian program. Youth and adults with an intellectual disability are eligible to participate in Special Olympics.

Athletes selected are eligible to participate in the Special Olympics North Carolina Equestrian Championship held in October in Raleigh, NC.

SONC Training Schedule (Forsyth County)

Day Date Time
Monday April 9, 2018 5:30pm-8:30pm
Tuesday April 17, 2018 5:30pm-8:30pm
Monday April 23, 2018 5:30pm-8:30pm
Tuesday May 1, 2018 5:30pm-8:30pm
Monday May 7, 2018 5:30pm-8:30pm
Tuesday May 15, 2018 5:30pm-8:30pm
Monday May 21, 2018 5:30pm-8:30pm
Tuesday May 29, 2018 5:30pm-8:30pm
Monday June 4, 2018 5:30pm-8:30pm
Tuesday June 12, 2018 5:30pm-8:30pm
Monday June 18, 2018 5:30pm-8:30pm
June 25-29, 2018 NO PRACTICE
July 1-30, 2018 NO PRACTICE
Tuesday July 31, 2018 6:00pm-9:00pm
Monday August 6, 2018 6:00pm-9:00pm
Tuesday August 14, 2018  6:00pm-9:00pm
August 9-   August 31, 2018 NO PRACTICE
Monday September 3, 2018 6:00pm-9:00pm  Only Athletes going to State
Tuesday September 11, 2018  6:00pm-9:00pm  Only Athletes going to State
Monday September 17, 2018 6:00pm-9:00pm Only Athletes going to State
Tuesday September 25, 2018 6:00pm-9:00pm Only Athletes going to State
September 28-September 30, 2018 State Competition-Raleigh
Monday October 8, 2018  6:00pm-9:00pm
Tuesday October 16, 2018  6:00pm-9:00pm
Monday October 22, 2018  6:00pm-9:00pm
Tuesday October 30, 2018 6:00pm-9:00pm
Monday November 5, 2018 6:00pm-9:00pm
Tuesday November 13, 2018 6:00pm-9:00pm
Monday November 19, 2018  6:00pm-9:00pm
Tuesday November 27, 2018 6:00pm-9:00pm
November 28-November 30, 2018 NO PRACTICE
December 1 – December 31, 2018 NO PRACTICE
January 1 – January 31, 2019 NO PRACTICE
February 1 – February 28, 2019 NO PRACTICE
March 1 –    March 31, 2019 NO PRACTICE