Harmony Ranch Therapeutic Riding Center        Rathdrum, Idaho

 
 

MISSION STATEMENT  

Harmony Ranch uses horsemanship, music and the arts to enhance the lives of those in our community who are disabled, at risk or elderly.


Imagine, if you can...

...the thrill of riding a horse for persons that have difficulty with mobility, self-control and/or communication. Research shows that people who participate in therapeutic riding can experience physical, emotional and mental rewards. For those individuals who have impaired mobility, horseback riding gently and rhythmically moves their bodies in a manner similar to walking in humans. Riders must continuously contract and relax muscles to balance and re-balance as the horse gently carries them with its swinging gait. Balance, strength and flexibility, combined with a sense of accomplishment, are just some of the positive results we have seen develop in our riders here at Harmony Ranch. Harmony Ranch's therapeutic riding program is specifically designed for the members of our community with mental and physical disabilities. This project was started by local people who are mothers, teachers, caregivers, therapists, and many others who have seen a big need and wanted that need to be met. For those with disabilities, activities that are both physically and emotionally safe can be very limited. Harmony Ranch's therapeutic riding program offers the chance to experience horseback riding and a fulfilling environment where lives are touched and exhilaration thrives.

Harmony Ranch enlists the help of specially trained instructors, horses and equipment, and is operated by a small staff and a dedicated group of volunteers. Our trained volunteers serve in areas as broad and varied as our imaginations permit. At Harmony Ranch we have volunteer positions available in every capacity from grooming and stable mucking to office work and weed control!

 

Welcome to the world as seen through our eyes


               

“There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.”


Winston Churchill

Contact Us at

208-819-2603

Email- harmonyranch@imaxmail.net   

We at Harmony Ranch want to offer a special thanks to the

3 C’s of Coeur d’Alene

AND

Rotary Club of Coeur d’Alene

for their generous support of Harmony Ranch through their

2013 gifts and grants

which allowed us to provide education and classes for out interns, riders and volunteers.


Thanks to all our you from all of us!