Northwest Therapeutic Riding Center (NWTRC)

Address: 1884 E Kelly Road
Bellingham, WA 98226
Phone: (360) 966-2124 Email: julia@nwtrc.org Website: http://nwtrc.org/

The NorthWest Therapeutic Riding Center, a nonprofit accredited riding program, provides therapeutic horseback riding to people of all ages with a wide range of disabilities. The NWTRC is dedicated to enriching the physical, mental, emotional, and social well-being of our riders and their families in an environment which is safe, nurturing, challenging, and fun.Therapeutic Riding is used to enhance physical, psychological, emotional, and social development for its participants. Physically, riding improves mobility, flexibility, strength, balance, stamina, and coordination. It stimulates the digestive system, cardiovascular system, and the respiratory system. Riding is helpful to people with learning disabilities and a wide range of mental illnesses. Psychologically, the benefits from therapeutic riding include increased self-esteem and self confidence. Besides these benefits, riding is simply enjoyable for the riders, while offering a very positive experience for their family members, caregivers and volunteers who witness and share their rider’s achievements. Riding is fun!

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