Therapeutic Equestrian Center

615 N. M-140, Watervliet, 49098 (directions)

269.429.0671

TEC is a nonprofit 501(c)3 service organization which provides year-round therapeutic horse-related activities to those with special needs. TEC exists to enhance the lives of people with special needs through engaging them in horse-related activities. TEC’s therapeutic riding program helps people from children to seniors find hope and reach potentials they never thought possible. Participants benefit in a wide variety of ways. Therapeutic riding is a form of physical exercise. Physical therapists state that the horse’s movement and gait mirrors people walking with benefits that can’t be replicated in a clinic. Horses sense our emotions allowing a special connection between them and their rider. That connection may motivate a rider to utter their first words and empower them for the first time in their lives to be in control of a situation. Riders often also experience benefits such as greater ability to stay focused, behavioral improvements, and increased muscle strength. These benefits can improve classroom experiences as educators often see improvements as skills acquired in school are applied in new settings.

* Therapeutic riding program
* Group riding lessons
* Grooming and ground care lessons
* Semi-private lessons
* Private lessons
* Saddle STARS
* TEC WITH VETS
* Ride with Pride
* Volunteer opportunities
* And much more!

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