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Equine-assisted therapies registration open

People with physical, cognitive, emotional, behavioral or mental health challenges will have an opportunity to improve their motor skills, self-confidence, strength and independence through horseback riding during Bison Strides’ summer session.

Bison Strides is North Dakota State University’s equine-assisted activities and therapies program offered through the Department of Animal Sciences.

Registration is open for the six-week session, which will run from May 21 through June 28. Each adapted therapeutic riding lesson runs for one hour per week.

The cost for the six-week session is $240. The registration deadline is May 1. Lessons will be held at the NDSU Equine Center, 5140 19th Ave. N., Fargo, on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 to 6 p.m.

Individuals must have a physician’s release and be evaluated by the Bison Strides director prior to participating in the program. Riders are matched with horses, depending on their needs and the amount of volunteer support required.

A training for volunteers who would like to be involved in this program will be held Monday, May 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the NDSU Equine Center.

For more information about Bison Strides, registration or volunteer opportunities, send an email to ndsu.bisonstrides@ndsu.edu or call 701-231-9611.

 

Source: NDSU Ag Communication

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