The Equestrian Program
Equestrian is a growing program at ORMA with the possibility of future expansion. Our partnership with Horsepower Therapeutic Learning Center and the PATH Learning System has been instrumental in showing the Cadets they hold the power for improving their own outcomes. The horses help our students transfer key concepts and ideas to real life situations in a safe and controlled environment. Planning, creative thinking, respect, trust and clear communication are necessary for building relationships with horses. This same skill set is required to develop successful and productive relationships with people.
Not only has Horsepower helped us develop our Equestrian Program; it has afforded our Cadets the ability to give back to the community through service learning projects. They have helped Horsepower with some of its fund-raising events. Those funds go toward Horsepower being able to offer therapeutic rides for more individuals with disabilities.