Helping Hands on Horseback
Helping Hands on Horseback

Wings

Inspired by our highly successful partnerships with organizations serving disadvantaged youth, Pegasus has fostered new relationships with agencies that work with foster children, trauma survivors, adults with developmental disabilities, and other individuals at risk.

The Wings program couples our Horses & Me unmounted program with therapeutic horseback riding. Wings is both highly customizable and scalable based on the agency’s resources. Sessions are taught by PATH-certified therapeutic riding instructors in collaboration with staff from the partner agency.

Program goals for our Wings participants may include:

  • Physical improvement
  • Confidence/empowerment
  • Social/relationship skills development
  • Control
  • Responsibility
  • Permission to say “no”
  • Group discussion and self-reflection
  • Self-behavior
  • Self-regulation/calming
  • Respect
  • Environmental awareness/focus
  • Self-awareness
  • Cognitive functioning via routine and sequencing

Each participant’s program goals will be set by the instructor in collaboration with the partner agency’s program director and the participant. The instructor will work with the agency program director to perform an intake evaluation and an end-of-program evaluation.

Progress notes are written after each session and are referenced to prepare successive lesson plans. Methods of evaluation are conducted by direct observation, formal self-evaluation and informal individual reflection.

For further information regarding Pegasus Patriots, contact Sophia Rosenbloom at srosenbloom@pegasustr.org or (845) 669-8235 x105.

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