Since 2006, Strides Therapeutic Horsemanship Center has led an effort to help those with disabilities to lead more enriched lives through equine-assisted activities and therapies.
Strides is primarily run by a diverse group of volunteers who work to ensure the non-profit is able to meet our mission. The passion, hard work and love these individuals give to the program are just a few of the reasons for Strides’s success.
Beyond helping our community's children and adults achieve their goals, we have given new life to several of our horses. Being able to give these gentle souls a second chance not only inspires us, but inspires our riders and their families. Take a moment to go visit our horses and consider supporting their care: -> here <- .
Mission & Vision
Unlocking human potential by harnessing the power of a horse.
To become a premier center, accredited by PATH International, which provides therapeutic riding and other equine-assisted activities to individuals in the greater Columbia Basin region servicing Tri-Cities and the surrounding communities.
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Strides has obtained certification from the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Int’l.) and the American Hippotherapy Association (AHA). PATH Int’l. & AHA require extensive training and education for our therapists, instructors, horses and volunteers to better serve our community.
The Strides experience...
... a little taste of country and a big breath of fresh air, Strides is located 5-minutes outside of Pasco, WA city limits and offers life-changing experiences to people of all ages and abilities.
Each week, clients come from throughout the greater Columbia Basin area to interact with their 1,000 pound "therapist" in a safe and secure environment while achieving goals that they never before dreamed possible. Our focus is not on a person's limitations, but what they can do, and the results can be extraordinary.
Clients range in age from two to eighty years old and come to us with various challenges. We serve clients with over fifty distinct disabilities each year, including, but not exclusive to cerebral palsy, sensory processing disorders, spinal cord injury, stroke and developmental delays.
Our programs are designed to suite each client's particular need, ability and stamina and are consistent with predetermined goals that are established in conjunction with parents, caregivers, physicians and therapists. Find out more about our current programs: -> here <- .
...They provide peace and tranquility to troubled souls, they give us HOPE."
“Horses change lives. They give our young people confidence and self-esteem.