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Albany Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc
Located at the base of the Helderberg Escarpment in the Town of New Scotland, Albany Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc. (ATRC) has provided equine therapy services since 1981, as the first equine therapy center in our area. We are certified through the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH).
We are dedicated to assisting our students of all ages, from youth to seniors, in gaining confidence, muscular and cognitive development, speech improvement, and other benefits through therapeutic riding. Our Certified Riding Instructor, Christine Lehman, has over 35 years of experience and continuously hones her skills through ongoing education.
Services Albany Therapeutic Riding Center offers customized therapeutic riding services to individuals from youth to adults. Programs are developed based upon the individual needs of the student. We work on a range of goals to assist in addressing specific areas including but not limited to muscular, cognitive, speech/communication, listening skills, anxiety/stress reduction, and other objectives. Students come to us from a range of backgrounds and, together, we strive for success on each one’s own terms.
Private lessons last approximately one hour and are typically held on one weekday and one weekend day. Lessons are weather dependent, as they are held outdoors. * We welcome students from youth to senior citizens * We welcome students in residential programs to participate * We are veteran friendly and welcome disabled veterans to come for lessons or to volunteer * Fees are on a sliding scale * People with a wide range of challenges may be aided by therapeutic horseback riding. Please inquire how we might help you or a loved one. Programs are flexible and custom-tailored to need. Please contact us for additional information.