Equest, a PATH Intl. Accredited Center, offers a variety of programs tailored to each individual client. Learn more about the programs we offer below.
Our therapeutic riding instructors teach Equestrian skills to participants with special physical, cognitive, Sensory, Learning, social, or emotional needs.
Our instructors work with the riders to participate in a recognized sport, which helps develop independent skills that carry over to their everyday lives. Once they are mounted, many of our riders experience a freedom of motion and ability they simply don’t or can’t enjoy in other aspects of their lives.
Treatment with the help of a horse.
Equest's therapy services provide physical, occupational, and speech therapy using the movement of the horse to accomplish therapy treatment goals. In Hippotherapy the client receives treatment while mounted on the horse. Equine-assisted therapy may also affect psychological, cognitive, behavioral, and communication outcomes. All therapies are conducted by licensed professionals.
HOOVES FOR HEROES
Equest's HOOVES FOR HEROES empowers veterans and military families to take charge of their civilian transitions and assume new roles as civic leaders.
EQUINE FACILITATED LEARNING
Participants gain firsthand experience through sensory immersion into the world of the horse. Focus is on general equine knowledge, horse behavior, communication and social skills as learned from the herd.
THERAPEUTIC CARRIAGE DRIVING
Therapeutic Carriage Driving provides an opportunity to participate in equine-assisted therapy while “mounted” in a carriage for those with special needs who cannot or do not wish to be mounted on a horse.
MINI AMBASSADOR PROGRAM
The ultimate goal of the Equest Mini Ambassador Program is to help people of all ages learn about the unique healing bond between humans and horses. Our team of specially trained miniature therapy horses deliver the message of therapeutic horsemanship to people at locations that cannot accommodate a full-sized therapy horse, even indoors.
POLICE ATHLETIC LEAGUE
Equest hosts the Dallas Police Department and their Police Athletic League program also known as PAL. PAL is a youth crime prevention program that utilizes educational, athletic, and recreational activities to create trust and understanding between police officers and youth.
Our clients are fierce competitors, and regularly attend national and international horse show competitions such as Chisholm Challenge, Quarter Horse Congress, Special Olympics, AQHA Equestrians with Disabilities, Snaffle Bit Futurity, and Dixie Nationals.
EQUINE FACILITATED COUNSELING
Mental health issues are addressed with a team of professionals and the horse. All therapies are conducted by licensed professionals.
GROUP THERAPEUTIC HORSEMANSHIP
Minimum age is 4 years old | Maximum of five (5) clients per class | Average $50 per lesson with a semester commitment | Evening and weekend availability
SEMI-PRIVATE THERAPEUTIC HORSEMANSHIP
Maximum two (2) clients per class | Average $60 per lesson with a semester commitment | Weekday availability
Private PT, OT, or SLP session | Cost $180 per 50 minute session | Minimum age is 2 years old | Therapy evaluation is required | RX is required
EQUINE FACILITATED LEARNING
On location at Equest or we will come to you | Team building, field trips, demonstrations | Hands on and mounted activities are available
*There is a $50 application fee for all new applications.
Use the button above to make payments for client tuition, volunteer riding lessons, or professional education courses.
Interested in becoming an Equest Client?
To become an Equest client or to learn more about our programs, contact Equest Registrar, Jennifer Davis via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at (972) 412-1099, ext. 209.