Our Mission is to enrich the lives of individuals in the greater Indianapolis community with physicial, cognitive and/or behavioral challenges through equine assisted therapies and activities.
Founded in 1998, Morning Dove Therapeutic Riding, Inc. offers equine programs to a wide range of participants with physical, mental and/or emotional disabilities. Morning Dove is a Premiere Accredited Center of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH) and only employs PATH-certified instructors to facilitate classes. We offer a number of programs including: therapeutic riding lessons, hippotherapy, and our summer programs . New participants are referred by physicians or therapists, or find Morning Dove by word of mouth.
After a thorough assessment by one of our certified instructors, participants attend weekly equine therapy sessions which include learning about horses, grooming, and riding both in the inside ring and on an outdoor nature trail. Sessions are carefully planned with specific cognitive, physical and social goals for each participant, so that progress can be tracked and lesson plans can be adjusted to meet each rider’s individual needs.
To best serve our participants, Morning Dove partners with specialists including St. Vincent Pediatric Rehabilitation Services (Hippotherapy and A Horse Like Me summer camp), Easterseals Crossroads Indiana (CampAbility), local schools and organizations serving special needs children and adults. Morning Dove also participates in Indiana Special Olympics offering equestrian sports training and athletic competition in an Olympic-type sport for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
For more information, please go to the Program section of our website, or call us at 317-733-9393.