NFTRA conducts 4 riding sessions of approximately 7-13 weeks each in the fall, winter and spring & summer. At the end of the spring session we hold our In-House Horse Show where riders showcase in competition, what they have learned in their lessons. All riders go home with a big ribbon, and an even bigger smile! In the summer there is a much anticipated and enjoyed Summer Camp
The NFTRA riding program is an extremely beneficial curriculum that helps the riders on many levels from physical to psychological. The joy of interacting with and riding the horses brings a tremendous amount of joy to all involved.
Some of the benefits include:
• Improvement in balance
• Development of coordination
• Strengthening of muscle tone
• Improvement of attention span
• Social integration
• Increased confidence and self-esteem
• Access to recreation, sport and competition
For many of our riders the act of riding the horse provides a very positive effect on the spine and as a result the posture. For the both the young and young at heart the NFTRA riding program offers a unique opportunity to enjoy life a little more.