“Emily has arthrogryposis. Your dear horse Deborah was so "calm and cute" that Emily was instantly at ease. The instructor was so kind, engaging, and encouraging that Emily was comfortable, felt safe, walked, trotted and began to learn to post! Her life is transformed by the experience of riding with you."
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July 1st, 2017
"I love volunteering at Rising Tide Therapeutic Equestrian Center. It always makes me happy to be there. Even on days I was not signed up to ride, I wanted to go there so I began volunteering, They’re very relaxed and calm. I also like working with the kids."
February 14, 2017
We are dedicated to improving the lives of individuals living with disabilities and challenges on Martha's Vineyard through equine-assisted interactions.
“My daughter Celeste has Down syndrome. Her overall fitness has improved due to riding. I have seen her value being part of a community of riders and horse lovers. But, most importantly, I have see her confidence as a young lady and as a rider improve greatly."
The Lives We Impact
Rising Tide Therapeutic Equestrian Center's mission is to help people overcome physical, psychological, and emotional barriers through equine-assisted activities and therapies. Our clients heal through the warmth, unconditional love, and patience of our therapeutic horses.
.Since 2007, Rising Tide has been bringing together individuals with disabilities and horses. Rising Tide's stable of therapeutic riding horses, and their supportive team of instructors, teachers, therapists and volunteers, improve the lives of individuals with disabilities in many ways.