Welcome to SIRE, where almost 300 riders are served in our weekly lesson program. For many people, therapeutic riding is an effective, less expensive, and fun alternative to traditional therapies; 86 percent of our riders report that SIRE has been the best activity of all the various therapies and activities they have tried. We are proud that 100 percent of SIRE riders report growth in at least one of the following areas: strength, emotional stability or social skills.
If you are interested in riding at SIRE, please complete the registration form below. Once the registration forms are received, you will be contacted to set up an appointment for your evaluation. Please review the list of Precautions and Contraindications on the registration form. If the client has one or more of these conditions, therapeutic riding may not be recommended. Please call Kelly Henderson at 281-356-7588 Ext 205 if you have any questions concerning these contraindications.
Finally, upon completion of the evaluation, you will be assigned a riding time or placed on a waiting list. The fee for an evaluation is $120 to be paid on the day of the evaluation. We will be able to place clients more quickly if they are flexible with time and location preferences.
Benefits of Therapeutic Riding
SENSORY STIMULATION – The movement of the horse provides sensory stimulation to the body and brain of the rider affecting a variety of muscle groups.
PHYSICAL IMPROVEMENTS – Improves muscle tone, balance, posture, coordination, motor development as well as sport, recreational and educational benefits.
EMOTIONAL IMPROVEMENTS – Builds self-esteem and confidence while developing feelings of self-reliance, control and accomplishment.