The C.A.T.E. Program, since 2009, has been designed for children, ages 2-12, with the following special abilities and needs: delayed development, Autism, Asperger’s, Sensory Processing Disorders, ADD, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, Down syndrome, language disorders, the hearing impaired, blindness, traumas due to accidents, and many other special needs.
Equine-assisted activities and therapeutic sessions can be divided into four major areas:
In addition to C.A.T.E.'s regular program, we also have a scholarship program for kids with financial needs.
To keep this program going, we are constantly searching out ways to sustain it. If you are interested in supporting our scholarship program, please check out the information in the section titled: How Can I Help?
The Importance of a riding helmet: The brain is of a gelatin consistency and moves inside the skull. A fall of only 1 meter could cause permanent brain damage. Upon a horse, if a rider were to fall, the speed alone makes such an incident extremely difficult to stop. If a rider is not wearing a helmet, hitting the head could cause severe damage.
In our C.A.T.E. Program, although we love to play...we take safety extremely seriously. So, at C.A.T.E., we say, "No helmet, no horse."