Equestrian Crossings is a nonprofit (501c3) organization which provides horseback riding lessons for both able-bodied and physically/developmentally handicapped riders of all ages. This unique integrative approach, staffed by volunteers who are all certified, makes this a model program on Whidbey Island. This beautiful video was shot and edited by Kent Beeson as a donation to the program, and we are immensely grateful.
Adaptive Riding lessons offer an individual with special needs to learn individual riding skills while also providing them with numerous physical, emotional, cognitive and psychological benefits.
Hippotherapy (horse-therapy) is a unique treatment strategy that uses of the movement of the horse to promote physical, occupational, emotional and speech-language development for people living with disabilities.
Vaulting is a combination of dance and gymnastics on horseback. Commonly seen in equine circus acts, vaulting allows a student to not only learn to ride, but also perform.A specially-trained horse works in a circle on a lounge line while students perform compulsory routines and freestyle moves.