Hoof & Paw TRAC > Programs
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 336-596-8417 for an appointment.
Rider’s Medical History and Physician’s Statement Form
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.
|Tuesday||April 23, 2019||5:30-8:30|
|Monday||April 29, 2019||5:30-8:30|
|Tuesday||May 7, 2019||5:30-8:30|
|Monday||May 13, 2019||5:30-8:30|
|Tuesday||May 21. 2019||5:30-8:30|
|Monday||May 27, 2019||5:30-8:30|
|Tuesday||June 4, 2019||5:30-8:30|
|Monday||June 10, 2019||5:30-8:30|
|Tuesday||June 18, 2019||5:30-8:30|
|June 19 – 30, 2019||NO PRACTICE|
|July 1 -July 21, 2019||NO PRACTICE|
|Tuesday||July 30, 2019||6:00-9:00|
|Monday||August 5, 2019||6:00-9:00|
|Tuesday||August 13, 2019||6:00-9:00|
|August 14-31, 2019||NO PRACTICE|
|Monday||September 2, 2019||6:00-9:00||Only Athletes going to State|
|Tuesday||September 10, 2019||6:00-9:00||Only Athletes going to State|
|Monday||September 16, 2019||6:00-9:00||Only Athletes going to State|
|Tuesday||September 24,2019||6:00-9:00||Only Athletes going to State|
|Sept. 27 – Sept.29, 2019||State Competition – Raleigh|
|Monday||October 7, 2019||5:30-8:30|
|Tuesday||October 15, 2019||5:30-8:30|
|Monday||October 21, 2019||5:30-8:30|
|Tuesday||October 29, 2019||5:30-8:30|
|Monday||November 4, 2019||5:30-8:30|
|Tuesday||November 12, 2019||5:30-8:30|
|Monday||November 18, 2019||5:30-8:30|
|November 19-30, 2019||NO PRACTICE|
|December 1-31, 2019||NO PRACTICE|
|January 1-31, 2020||NO PRACTICE|
|February 1-28, 2020||NO PRACTICE|
|March 1-31, 2020||NO PRACTICE|