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THERAPEUTIC RIDING PROGRAMS, HIPPOTHERAPY, THERAPY DOGS, CANINE SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS

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THERAPEUTIC RIDING PROGRAMS/HIPPOTHERAPY

Bonita Equestrian Therapy—Winner’s Circle Equestrian
Provides therapeutic horseback riding for children and adults with disabilities.
2974 Equitation Ln.
Bonita, CA 91902
619-475-9056
www.bonitaequestriantherapy.org

 

Dream Rider Equestrian Therapy
PATH International, therapeutic riding program for ambulatory children ages 5-11. Run by an advanced instructor for physical and cognitive impairments, the center offers special training for children with Autism, ADHD, learning disabilities, speech delay or trauma recovery.
543 Anderson Rd.
Alpine, CA 91901
619-445-2576
www.dreamriderequestriantherapy.com

 

Hearts and Hooves Therapy
Nonprofit animal therapy program enhances speech/language skills, sensory skills and social communication through the care of and interaction with mini-horses and farm animals. For people with disabilities and siblings. Held onsite in Ramona and travels throughout San Diego.
619-633-5105
www.heartsandhoovestherapy.org

 

Helen Woodward Animal Center
Offers therapeutic riding.
6461 El Apajo Rd.
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
858-756-4117 x321
www.animalcenter.org/therapeuticriding

 

Ivey Ranch Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program
Riding program and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy for those with physical, mental, emotional and behavioral challenges.
110 Rancho del Oro Dr.
Oceanside, CA 92057
760-722-4839
www.iveyranch.com

 

Magic Horse Therapeutic Riding Center
A center member of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, our Lakeside program offers therapeutic riding and equine assisted activities for people with disabilities and their families.
14512 Willow Rd.
Lakeside, CA  92040
619-672-6935
www.magichorse.org

 

Partners Therapeutic Horsemanship
Provides riding instruction and positive physical/emotional experiences through interaction with horses. Children through adults with disabilities can enjoy the benefits of being outdoors by participating in therapeutic horseback riding and equine care.
15665 El Monte Rd.
Lakeside, CA 92040
www.partnersth.org
619-729-3853

 

PoVA (Poway Valley) Therapeutic Riding Center
Our mission is to provide equine-assisted activities and therapies to children and adults with physical, cognitive and/or emotional disabilities.
11319 Creek Rd.
Poway, CA 92064
858-231-7889
www.PoVatrc.org

 

REINS
Therapeutic horseback riding.
4461 S. Mission Rd.
Fallbrook, CA 92028
760-731-9168
www.reinsprogram.org

 

Ride Above Disability Therapeutic Riding Center
PATH-member riding center that teaches recreational riding to children and adults to enhance the physical, emotional and social lives of those with special needs. Each client gets a weekly lesson that is tailored to their needs and goals.
Rolling Hills Boarding Stable
15529 Sycamore Canyon Rd.
Poway, CA 92064
858-349-1692
www.radtrc.org

 

Rockin’ L and D Ranch
Recreational riding and therapeutic equine program.
1019 Deodar Rd.
Escondido, CA 92026
760-741-1179
www.rockinldranch.com

 

Salisbury Farms: Horses Helping Humans
Equine facilitated psychotherapy by a licensed psychologist for families with Autism Spectrum Disorders, emotional disturbances and trauma.
13530 Willow Rd.
Lakeside, CA 92040
619-723-6202
www.salisburyfarms.net

 

San Diego Hippotherapy
619-431-5284
www.sandiegohippotherapy.org

 

TEACH (Therapeutic Equestrian Activity Center for the Handicapped)
Therapeutic horseback riding lessons.
Lakeside, CA 92040
619-596-2025

 

TERI Therapeutic Equestrian Program
Trained and licensed staff provide a safe and stress-free environment at our Campus of Life facility. By connecting with our horses, students with Autism and Autistic Spectrum Disorders and learning and mental health disabilities can increase strength and muscle tone, build self-esteem and improve balance, flexibility, head control, hand-eye coordination, patience and concentration.
251 Airport Rd.
Oceanside, CA 92058
760-721-1706
www.teriinc.org

 

THERAPY DOGS/CANINE SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS

 

Canine Companions for Independence
Nonprofit organization enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support.
124 Rancho Del Oro Dr. Oceanside, CA 92057
760-901-4300
www.cci.org

 

Caring Paws Therapy Dog Training at Canine Learning Centers
After successful evaluation, dog and handler teams complete a minimum 6 week training course with a certified dog trainer and behavioralist to provide comfort and companionship in a therapeutic setting.
7040 Avenida Encinas #104
Carlsbad, CA 92011
760-822-0606
www.k9lrng.com

 

Good Dog Autism Companions
Places canine companions in homes of children with Autism to increase a sense of calm, safety and communication and to help build social bridges for the child.
858-245-0032
www.gooddogautismcompanions.org

 

Kindred Spirits Canine Education Program
Nonprofit organization trains privately owned dogs to work as personal service dogs. Each dog is trained with unique skills needed for each individual owner. Training available for therapy dogs, PTSD and mobility support service dogs.
3343 East Vista Way
Vista, CA 92084
760-630-4824
www.kindredspiritsk9.com/service-dog-training/

 

Leashes 4 Life International Assistance Dogs
Nonprofit that places puppies with physically challenged individuals and provides training to produce highly skilled service dogs.
5481 Via Alcazar, SD, 92111
858-598-3641
www.leashes4life.org

 

Love on a Leash
Volunteer group of certified owner/trainers and their dogs who attend events and therapy sessions for emotional support for people with disabilities or trauma.
www.loveonaleash.org

 

Paws 4 Healing
Volunteer members and their registered pets provide scheduled, animal-assisted activities/therapy services at local hospitals, nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, schools and children’s centers.
www.paws4healing.info/sandiego_chapter.htm

 

Paws’itive Teams Service and Therapy Dogs
Service dogs for people with physical disabilities and facility dogs to enhance the experiences in a therapeutic setting. Dogs work with trainers and therapists to serve children and adults.
7031 Carroll Rd., SD 92121
858-558-7297
www.pawsteams.org

 

Pet Assisted Therapy (PAT) at Ranch Coastal Humane Society
Program introduces teams of volunteers and their trained therapy dogs to people who benefit from spending time with animals that provide love and comfort.
389 Requeza St.
Encinitas, CA 92024
760-753-6413
www.rchumanesociety.org

 

Shelter Dogs to Dream Dogs
Animal Behavioral Therapist and trainer Cate Sacks trains shelter dogs as therapy or service dogs at her local nonprofit. She also provides training for qualifed family pets and their owners.
619-813-1252
www.shelterdogstodreamdogs.com

 

Tender Loving Canines Assistance Dogs, Inc.
Nonprofit specializes in providing trained dogs for those with Autism, mobility issues and wounded warriors. Recipients receive training on care, health and safety; and TLCAD works to ensure the relationship and recertification for the remainder of the dog’s life.
Solana Beach, CA
858-461-6827
www.tenderlovingcanines.org

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