Therapeutic Riding Center
Equine-Assisted Therapies

Hopes, Hearts, and Horses  




What is Equinapy?

Equinapy is a term coined for equine-assisted therapy that emphasizes a

spirit of determination and excellence in spite of disabilities.


With equinapy, we focus on 4 aspects of horses: horse related activities, horse care, horseback riding, and horse showing. Each part of the therapy program has an important purpose to the whole well being of the rider. Equinapy interweaves the rider's customized therapy goals with horse riding and horse care.  The rider not only grows physically stronger but can realize excellence inside oneself and succeed beyond expectations

Horse Related Activities: These activities promote understanding of the horses and the safety issues needed when dealing with horses. Also important is the emotional bonding and healing that comes from horse and human interaction.

Horse Care: This aspect develops physical strengthening, body movements, listening skills, communication improvement and responsibility. In addition, these activities can help to lead to independence and self-confidence before a rider even gets on the horse.

Horseback Riding:  We work carefully with each rider to determine which horse is best suited to them.  We consider many aspects including growth and development and learning needs.  This match helps the rider to achieve their personal goals.  Their success is our success.

Horse Showing:  It takes a lot of hard work to get to this accomplishment. However, the rewards are not the ribbons that one wins at a competition, but it is the goals that were surpassed to be a competitor. It is about learning accomplishment, dealing with failure, and turning any failures into success in spite of one's personal challenges.

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Sugar Creek Equinapy, Inc

 23705 State Rt. 7 Harrisonville, Mo 64701





Sugar Creek Equinapy is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization

serving those who have disabilities though equine-assisted therapy (equinapy).

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