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

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THERAPEUTIC RIDING PROGRAMS/HIPPOTHERAPY
Bonita Equestrian Therapy—Sweetwater Farms
Provides therapeutic horseback riding for children and adults with disabilities.
2974 Equitation Ln. 
Bonita, CA 91902
619-475-9056
www.sweetwaterhorses.com/riding-phy

Dream Rider Equestrian Therapy
PATH International, therapeutic riding program for ambulatory children ages 5-11. Run by an 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

 

Heart 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 other animals. For people with disabilities and siblings. Held onsite in Ramona and travels throughout San Diego.
619-633-5105
www.heartandhoovestherapy
.org

Helen Woodward Animal Center
Offers therapeutic riding for ages 4 and up. Experienced PATH certified staff develop lesson plans to suit each rider.
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 member of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, this center offers therapeutic riding and equine assisted activities for people with disabilities and their families.
Lakeside, CA  92040
619-672-6935
www.magichorse.org

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

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.
14433 Tierra Bonita Rd.
 Poway, CA 92064
858-231-7889
www.PoVatrc.org

REINS
Therapeutic horseback riding for children and adults.
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 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.org

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
PATH international premiere accredited center provides equine assisted activities and therapies.
2140 Monument Rd., SD 92154
619-431-5284
www.sandiegohippotherapy.org

TEACH (Therapeutic Equestrian Activity Center for the Handicapped)
Therapeutic horseback riding lessons.
12152 Moreno Ave. 
Lakeside, CA 92040
619-596-2025

TERI Therapeutic Equestrian Program
Trained and licensed staff help students with Autism, ASD and learning and mental health disabilities 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
760-754-3300
www.cci.org

Caring Paws Therapy Dog Training at Canine Learning Centers
After successful evaluation, dog and handler teams complete a minimum six-week training course with a certified dog trainer and behavioralist to provide comfort and companionship in a therapeutic setting.
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.
855 S. Main Ave. #K-162 
Fallbrook, CA 92028
858-245-0032
www.gooddogautism

companions.org

Kindred Spirits Canine Education Program
Nonprofit trains privately owned dogs to work as personal service dogs. Each dog is trained with skills needed for each individual owner. Training for therapy dogs, PTSD and mobility support service dogs.
3343 E. 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 attend events and therapy sessions for emotional support for people with disabilities or trauma.
760-740-2326
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.
Local nonprofit provides 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.
858-461-6827
www.tenderlovingcanines.org

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