HELPING YOU LIVE LIFE
"CLOSE YOUR EYES, CLEAR YOUR HEART, LET IT GO!"
You don’t have to be a child or young adult to discover the captivation of a horse. Rusty Reins is designed for lifelong learners who want to combine fitness activities with a search for new experiences. The Rusty Reins program will provide an understanding of horses, safe interaction, and an opportunity to develop skills in horseback riding in a relaxed atmosphere for individuals 55 years and older.
The staff at Rock Ridge Retreat has experience working with individuals who have had little or no previous interaction with horses. You will learn how to bond with horses, groom and tack, feed, and eventually enjoy a gentle ride at the Rock Ridge Retreat facility. Our Rusty Reins program aims to improve overall strength, endurance, and flexibility for older riders.
Equine-assisted interventions have been proven through evidence that seniors can improve balance, flexibility, and endurance because of this activity. Other psychological benefits include development of purpose or sense of meaning, promotion of social connections, and sense of accomplishment.