The mission of Lovesome Stables, Inc. is to provide a therapeutic equestrian environment where individuals with life challenges/disabilities can develop critical life skills, self-respect and feelings of competence.
Lovesome Stables is a non-profit organization and is affiliated with Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH International). PATH International is a national regulatory agency that assists centers like Lovesome Stables with accreditation, instructor certification, safety guidelines and research. All of our instructors are PATH certified.
Services provided by Lovesome Stables, Inc. include:
Equitherapy for children and adults with disabilities (year round program)
Equine facilitated learning program for disabled veterans
Summer farm camp for youth and adults with disabilities
Work training site for young adults with disabilities
Why therapeutic riding? The benefits of therapeutic horseback riding are unique. The gentle rhythmical gait of the horse replicates a muscle movement pattern similar to the human walk. This stimulates the vestibular, nervous and circulatory systems.
Physically, it helps strengthen balance, coordination, mobility, and muscle tone. It also helps with motor control, range of motion, sensory integration, and visual/spatial orientation. Cognitively, it increases the ability to focus and stay on task, communication, judgment, follow directions, problem solving skills and sequencing. Socially, it helps with cooperation, empathy, responsibility, respect and trust. Emotionally, it helps build confidence, motivation, goal setting and self-esteem, self –confidence, and trust through the horse/rider bond Behaviorally, it helps with relaxation and self-discipline
Value Statements Horses: Without our horses, we would be unable to deliver service to our clients. They are the most important component of our work. Therefore, we are committed to providing our horses with the best possible care and treat them with dignity and respect in all phases of their lives. Quality: We will grow our program as it allows us to provide the highest level of quality possible to our clients. Caring and Individual attention is provided so that each person can achieve their full potential. Safety: We recognize our clients, volunteers and employees as the cornerstone of our organization. We provide a clean, safe and fun loving environment to enhance the experience for all involved. We are committed to ensuring all safety measures are in place and that adequate training and education are provided on an ongoing and as-needed basis.
250 Boltz Lake Road • Dry Ridge, KY 41035 • 859-653-7410