SHARING LOVE, STRENGTH AND JOY SINCE 1998
At Ride On St. Louis we promote health and enrich lives through love, joy and holistic healing. We are a comprehensive therapy, conditioning and learning non-profit organization serving veterans, youth, and children and adults with health complications, as well as, the retired equine assisted service horses who partner in our programs. Ride On St. Louis offers services that incorporate the movement of the horse, equine environment, and horse-human interaction, to provide substantial and sustaining quality of life improvements. Our health and wellness programs for both humans and horses improve wellbeing through individualized treatment and or activity plans. Explore our website to learn more about all that we’re doing to make positive health changes, and how you can get involved as a client, volunteer, donor or sponsor.
Our Mission & Values
SERVING YOU, YOUR LOVED ONES & THE COMMUNITY
Promote health and enrich lives through love, joy & holistic healing.
Ride On St. Louis was founded in 1998 to serve all for the greater glory, honor, and love of God. We value the use of prayer and recognize our dependence on God. The center promotes volunteer-ism, the willing spirit of service, the offering of good works and the duty of caring and the giving of love with an openness of heart to receive and know God’s Peace and Joy in return. Ride On St. Louis operates in accordance with the highest standards in all relationships with customers, suppliers, environment and the community. We foster a climate that encourages innovation and diligence amongst staff and rewards accordingly.
CHANGING LIVES ONE "RIDE" AT A TIME
We work tirelessly to provide quality long-term improvements for each person that comes through our barn doors. Our services are designed to reach each person individually to achieve the greatest results. Our approach to equine assisted services through customized procedures seeks to improve abilities, bolster the activities of daily living and or improve functional challenges.
Equine assisted service contributing positively to the cognitive, physical, emotional and social well-being of individuals with special needs. Clients are encouraged to perform horsemanship activities to support the client’s individual needs.
Our horses, who have given so much to humans in need, are loved and cared for beyond their specialized careers as equine assisted service horses. When retirement comes, this program allows our senior horses to retire on site and in our care for the remainder of their lives.
A vocational skills program providing in-depth equine education, hands-on application and accountability for people with disabilities, health-related obstacles or hardships.
Accommodates service members who have been injured and strives to nurture the mind and body through both the physically healing movement of the horse and emotional interaction.
This day camp welcomes children with disabilities and able-bodied children who are interested in riding and learning about horses in a positive environment.
The sports riding classes instruct and condition individuals to be true equestrians and to embrace all aspects of the equine world. Clients work toward knowledge and ability to manage, groom, and tack, and while participating in ground and ridden work/instruction.
Occupational therapists or physical therapists treat children and adults with neuromuscular/skeletal disorders using standard concepts, practices and procedures within the field, in order to achieve maximum functional outcome. Therapies incorporate equine movements as a treatment strategy.
Horses are beings with feelings, thoughts, emotions, memories and empathetic abilities and are highly social animals. Social interaction opens areas for communication, for self-discovery and develops character skills designed around essential components relating to the fundamental knowledge of the equestrian world.
As a direct response to COVID-19, this program enhances connectedness for at-risk people with disabilities and their caregivers, who are experiencing loneliness and isolation during the pandemic. The program is proud to partner with Pony Bird, Inc.
OUR COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIES
Whether you're looking to volunteer, experience an event with a cause, or show the local community you or your business gives back through sponsorhsips, Ride On St. Louis is ready to partner with you!