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Horsemanship

Learning how to handle and care for a horse promotes confidence, patience, self-esteem, and improves social skills. Horseback riding (mounted lessons) help improve flexibility, balance, and muscle tone. Unmounted lessons focus on establishing a working relationship with their therapy horse and to learn life skills that often result in employment opportunities in veterinary clinics and stables. Eagle Mount Adaptive Riding Center is a Premier Accredited Center and our instructors are registered and certified through the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH).

Participant Information:

Space is limited and sessions, lessons, and day camps will be filled on a rotating basis to ensure that as many riders can join us as possible. Participant assessments will be used to determine what type of lesson would be most beneficial and appropriate for each participant.

Volunteer Information:

Most volunteers serve as sidewalkers or horse leaders. No previous experience is needed. Volunteers are also needed for non-class activities such as tack cleaning, barn help, and special events.

For questions regarding participating or volunteering, please email horsemanship@eaglemount.org

Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor:

Eagle Mount offers the unique ability to certify yourself as a Therapeutic Riding Instructor. This is a very rewarding program, however it is also a significant commitment. If you are interested in pursuing this opportunity we recommend you download the following documentation for more information, and reach out to horsemanship@eaglemount.org to begin registration.
Click here to download the Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor road map.

Details

Oct. 11th - Nov. 5th, 2021

Days:
Mondays-Fridays
Dates:
October 11, 2021 - November 5, 2021
Location:
Cyndi Fonda Riding Center
6901 Goldenstein Ln.

Nov. 15th - Dec. 17th, 2021

Days:
Mondays-Fridays
Dates:
November 15, 2021 - December 17, 2021
Location:
Cyndi Fonda Riding Center
6901 Goldenstein Ln.

Jan. 10th - Feb. 18th, 2022

Days:
Mondays-Fridays
Dates:
January 10, 2022 - February 18, 2022
Location:
Cyndi Fonda Riding Center
6901 Goldenstein Ln.

Feb. 28th - Mar. 25th, 2022

Days:
Mondays-Fridays
Dates:
February 28, 2022 - March 25, 2022
Location:
Cyndi Fonda Riding Center
6901 Goldenstein Ln.

Apr. 4th - May. 3rd, 2022

Days:
Mondays-Fridays
Dates:
April 4, 2022 - May 3, 2022
Location:
Cyndi Fonda Riding Center
6901 Goldenstein Ln.

All Abilites Camps

Days:
Mondays-Fridays
Dates:
June 13, 2022 - June 27, 2022
Location:
Cyndi Fonda Riding Center
6901 Goldenstein Ln.

Jul. 18th - Aug. 12th, 2022

Days:
Mondays-Fridays
Dates:
July 18, 2022 - August 12, 2022
Location:
Cyndi Fonda Riding Center
6901 Goldenstein Ln.

Forms & Documents

Additional Info

Space is limited and classes are filled on a rotating basis to ensure that as many individuals can join us as possible. We ask that all participants wear long pants and boots or heavy shoes year round.

Participate

When you participate at Eagle Mount, you make new strides, happy memories, and good friends while enjoying Montana’s amazing recreation opportunities! Our programs and camps are designed for people of all ages with physical, developmental or cognitive disabilities, and for young people with cancer.

Volunteer

As an Eagle Mount volunteer, you’ll receive training designed to help you improve your own skills and your teaching skills, as well as to help you understand more about disabilities in general, and if applicable, the specific challenges faced by an individual you’ll be working with.

Support

Eagle Mount Bozeman invites annual partnerships and sponsorships from businesses and individuals deeply invested in community, who believe that people with disabilities or cancer deserve to experience all that Montana has to offer, and who want to help them “mount up with wings as eagles.“