Equine Experience
A perfect opportunity for those who are unfamiliar with, but fascinated by horses to get a close-up, hands-on experience that will be a life-long memory.  You will have the opportunity to meet the Potter's Ranch herd, learn about the mannerisms of the horse and how they communicate, horse behavior, communication and their pecking order.  You'll also get to groom the horse and learn to lead them!  This activity is ideal for kids ages 2 years old to 90! (No riding during the Equine Experience)
Horsemanship Day Camps and Field Trips
Let Potter’s Ranch design a unique horse camp experience for your group. We can customize to fit your needs, whether you want the focus on riding, on general horse care and knowledge, or a combination of the two. You also have the option to include other Ranch activities. Length can be from a few hours to a full week, and can run from 9 am to 4 pm each day.
Quality Time Pony Pics
Q.T. pony pics - allows “You” to use our miniature Horses for your photo memories, we offer seasonal backdrops, themes and props to complete your Potter’s Ranch experience or celebrate a Holiday, Birthday or Big Event!
Horsemanship Merit Badges
The Horsemanship Merit badge at Potter’s Ranch is one of a kind. At Potter’s Ranch we offer Horsemanship merit badge programs to fit your troop’s adventurous side, whether it’s just badge work sessions you require or a Ranch themed Horsemanship weekend, which includes sleeping in our teepees & covered wagons after a day of riding the trails, learning roping skills, or using a branding iron, we can design a Ranch Adventure your scouts will remember for a life time!

 

Experience a peace when riding at Potter's Ranch

 

 
 
 

 

Therapeutic Riding

 

 

Potter's Ranch Riding Center has assisted children, youth, and adults with a vast array of physical, mental, and emotional challenges to improve their lives through the innate therapeutic qualities of a horse. Adapting each of our TR programs to the needs of the participant, we have had grief counseling, psychotherapy and reunification, addressing anti-bullying, just to name a few. Often taking them through our sensory trail and obstacles that are used for teaching as well as being therapeutic.

The horses natural movement engages the human body in a manner that simulates walking.  It is not uncommon that a student who has mobility limitations before riding will show improvements in their ability to ambulate after their lesson due to the improved core strength and flexibility derived from riding their horse.  Whereas physical therapy in a room may be a chore, riding becomes a treat.  Students have an opportunity to work on life skills, concentration, following directions, and working with others through horseback riding skills.  Students are able to progress and increase in their knowledge of horsemanship skills through their participation in lessons.  Students look forward to riding their special four-footed friend and working with their dedicated volunteer each week during their eight week session.

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