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Location:  Norwich, Vermont

High Horses Therapeutic Riding has been serving residents of the Upper Connecticut River Valley region of Vermont and New Hampshire since 1993. They are one of only two programs in Vermont, whose standards meet the demanding criteria to attain "Premiere Accreditation" by the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA). High Horses is a 501(c)3 charitable corporation.

Their riders come to them with a wide range of disabilities including autism, cerebral palsy, developmental delay and emotional challenges. They range in age from three years to ninety-two. Approximately 65% of their riders are under age 18. They have a waiting list of applicants eager to join their program.

Their horses are the foundation of their program. Each of their horses is carefully screened and selected for its calm, tolerant, and willing temperament.

Their program runs May through October. They operate at Brookside Farm in Wilder, VT and offer three seven-week sessions. Their riders participate in either their Therapeutic Riding Program with a certified instructor, their Hippotherapy Program with a licensed physical or occupational therapist, or their Connections program which is an hour-long session with a mental health focus combining therapeutic riding and the use of expressive arts.

Susan Goodell
High Horses Therapeutic Riding
P.O. Box 681
Norwich, VT.  05055

Phone:  802-429-2412

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