Benefits

  • Intellectual/ Cognitive

    Horses are a big motivator for our Riders to learn new things! Riders with goals focused on learning or cognitive development benefit from improved attention, concentration, patience, coping skills, and discipline.

  • Physical

    The physical benefits of riding a horse are numerous. A horse’s three dimensional movement is similar to the gait of a human, giving the rider the feeling and mental images of walking. Our Riders have  shown improved balance, muscle tone, motor coordination and overall trunk strength.

  • Emotional

    SoléAna Stables fosters an environment that helps Riders confront anxiety and fears while improving their general well-being, self-esteem and confidence. Riders have a chance to develop new skills and are surrounded by their fellow Riders, Volunteers and
    Instructors that celebrate and encourage every success.

  • Social

    Therapeutic riding activities not only promote the development of respect, responsibility, perseverance and love toward animals, but the positive attitude that the student acquires improves family and social integration. Lessons provide the challenges that
    our Riders need to achieve success in an atmosphere that is enjoyable and always positive.

What Medical Professionals Say

Equine-assisted activities “are clearly a viable intervention option for participants with impairments in balance, gross and fine motor function, gait, spasticity and coordination.”

University of Ioannina, Greece

Published in the American Journal of Physical
Medicine & Rehabilitation

"Such activities help build patients’ self-confidence, encourage independence, and increase physical activity and mobility." 

Dr. Lisa Ipp

Chief of Pediatric Medicine at
Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS)

"The benefits include improvements in posture, muscle tone, balance, strength, and gait patterns,…Sometimes the children are nervous at first, but once they get on a horse and ride, they love it and feel a huge sense of accomplishment. And it’s great for them to be outdoors."

Michelle Yang

Pediatric Physical Therapist in the Pediatric
Rehabilitation Department at HSS.

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Equine-Assisted Therapeutic Riding Facility

SoléAna Stables is established as a non-profit corporation operated exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. SoléAna Stables is a Veteran Owned and Operated non-profit corporation in the State of Texas with 501(c)(3) Federal recognition.

EIN 46-5472230

SoléAna Stables is a proud member center of Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International  (PATH International).  

 

PATH International is the credentialing organization for accrediting centers and certifying instructors and equine specialists. SoléAna Stables abides by their strict safety guidelines while adding additional standards to further ensure quality of life for horses and riders alike.

SoléAna Stables
19200 McKay Road
Alvin, TX  77511
713-436-6625

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