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Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
Forward Stride is dedicated to improving lives through equine assisted activities and therapies. Our Rehabilitation Services Program offers people of all ages - including children as young as two - uniquely powerful therapeutic sessions on horseback with licensed physical, speech, and occupational therapists. Our Riding Program helps children and adults of all abilities - including those with special needs - develop fitness, horsemanship skills, and self-confidence. Our Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy program allows individuals to experience psychotherapy with a licensed mental health therapist, a certified equine specialist, and a horse in a unique and natural setting.
Primary Focus involving horses (Horse Welfare, Public Service, Sport & Recreation): Public Service
Our organization conducts Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) in accordance with the EQUUS Foundation Guidelines on Qualifications of Organizations Conducting Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT).
Our organization does not provide community outreach and/or public education programs involving horses.Our organization is directly responsible for the care and shelter of equines involved in our programs.